Work begins on Fairwater Leisure Centre refurbishment

June 18, 2012 2 Comments »

Fairwater Leisure Centre is undergoing at £400,000 refit.

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.”

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  1. Anne Greagsby June 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    If this means mixed changing rooms they it not a change for the better as many people don't like this. The council should consult the public first if they want to change to mixed changing rooms. This is an equality issue.

  2. Tracey Newman December 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    When is Llanishen Leisure goimg to have a refit? It is falling apart especially the upper activity area, the celling is falling down. It is the most popularly used centre in Cardiff and yet it is left to fall apart. I have used the centre ever since it has opened but now it realy needs a big face lift especially a family changing area. I pay about £35 a month for a strech card but I often wonder what I am paying for.

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