£1.1m upgrade for lesiure centre approved
HUNTINGDON Leisure Centre is set for a £1.1 refurbishment that is expected to attract at least 45,000 extra visitors a year. The district council s cabinet agreed last week to release the funds for a scheme that will see the centre losing a badminton cour
HUNTINGDON Leisure Centre is set for a £1.1 refurbishment that is expected to attract at least 45,000 extra visitors a year.
The district council's cabinet agreed last week to release the funds for a scheme that will see the centre losing a badminton court - and gain £3.2million over 15 years in membership and admission charges as the district's residents get fitter.
The court - one of five in the centre at present - is used by 1,400 people a year, who pay £2,000 for the privilege.
But, when it is replaced in the expansion programme by a training studio, two treatment rooms, a soft play area for young children, a zone for teenagers, a new spa and other facilities, the extra users are expected to bring in 10 times as much annual income as will be lost through closing the court.
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The decision follows a business case review of the district's five council-owned leisure centres, including St Neots, St Ives, Ramsey and Sawtry.
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