Refurbishments begin at Harold Hill leisure centre

PUBLISHED: 10:16 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 25 April 2017

Central Park Leisure Centre in Harold Hill. Picture: Havering Council

Central Park Leisure Centre in Harold Hill. Picture: Havering Council

Havering Council

Major refurbishment works costing more than £1.5million have begun at a leisure centre to improve its facilities.

Central Park Leisure Centre, Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, will be transformed after a significant investment from Havering Council and Everyone Active.

Assistant director of culture and customer access Magdalene Royer said: “We are delighted that our residents will soon be benefitting from an improved leisure centre, with new facilities and although we are faced with considerable budgetary restraints, we will continue to support our residents to remain active and retain a healthy lifestyle.”

More than 140 pieces of equipment will be added to the gym as well as a new reception area.

A complete refurbishment of the gym changing facilities will also be carried out, providing new showers, cubicles, and vanity units for members and visitors.

The work will take place over three phases to minimise disruption - phase one will include external ground works to form the foundations of the gym’s extension.

The project is due to finish in October.

Everyone Active’s contract manager Tom Fletcher said: “The investment will help to build on the centre’s existing success and provide our members with a wider range of advanced gym and changing facilities.

“Everyone Active is passionate about getting local communities active and the team and I are really excited to be enhancing our offering to customers. We look forward to keeping everyone regularly updated on the project’s progress.”

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