Thorne Leisure Centre is closed while plans for refurbishment of the venue are carried out.
The leisure centre, on Haynes Road in Thorne, is now closed to the public for an extended period to allow ‘vital maintenance’ to take place.
Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT), which manages the venue, has announced that the centre will undergo a comprehensive redevelopment including the replacement of roofs, pool plant and air handling equipment while also upgrading the changing facilities.
The trust says survey works will commence in September which will determine the scale of the work needed, final costings of the project as well as the exact timescales for reopening in 2022.
As part of this scoping process, DCLT say they will also be engaging with the communities that use the facility to ensure their views are taken into account when it comes to the improvements made and to help shape the final plans.
Michael Hart, chief executive of DCLT, said: “We are pleased to now be in a position where we can make some much-needed improvements to Thorne Leisure Centre which we know will really benefit everyone who uses the venue.
“However, in the short term, this does mean we will have to completely close the centre for this essential work to take place which we appreciate will be inconvenient for those who regularly use the facilities on offer at Thorne.
“We are committed to doing everything we can to minimise disruption so we will be offering exercise classes in various community venues in the area. Fitness classes have been programmed at Moorends Miners Welfare and Thorne Pavilion, Coulman Road. We are also looking to schedule additional activities in Stainforth, and our other DCLT venues are available for customers to use.
“We are keen to engage with the Thorne community to help shape the plans for this redevelopment so we will be hosting engagement sessions through the autumn
“We want to thank our customers for their patience while this project is completed and assure them the improvements will help provide them with a better environment and overall fitness experience when we reopen again in 2022.”
The centre closed to the public from Monday 6 September 2021.