Work has begun today on a three-month refurbishment of Fairwater Leisure Centre.
The £400,000 refit of the 30-year-old building will see the centre updated to include a new air-conditioned gym, licensed coffee and juice bar, dance studio, and activity room for meetings and fitness classes.
Cardiff Council said the centre would stay open during the work to minimise disruption, but that fitness classes and other activities would be moved to different places within the building when necessary.
The work is expected to be finished by mid-September, and will be followed by a free open weekend on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, where customers can try out the new facilities.
The council agreed to the refit in April, after hearing the centre was in “urgent need of modernisation”.
Cabinet member for sport, leisure and culture Councillor Huw Thomas said: “Fairwater Leisure Centre is almost 30 years old and is at the heart of the local community.
“This refurbishment will improve the facility extensively not only demonstrating the council’s commitment to providing facilities which match the standard of the private sector, but also making leisure and sporting activities more accessible to everyone.
“This forms just one plank of improvements to leisure centres to be carried out across the city over the next year. This includes the refurbishment of Eastern Leisure Centre and additional improvements to be carried out on Pentwyn and Llanishen Leisure Centres.”