It will boast a range of new features
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The long-awaited reopening of a popular leisure centre in North East Derbyshire has been confirmed by the local council after a massive refurbishment. In all, £1.9 million has been spent on Killamarsh Active, improving the facilities and bringing the local library into the building.
The project, which led to the centre being closed for a number of months while the work was carried out, comes to an end on Friday, September 30, when the doors will reopen for people to come and get active.
Awaiting the first members of the public includes a new 80-station gym, a brand new café and the new location for Killamarsh's Library. The old Library building, which is located next to the leisure centre, is due to be demolished and replaced with a car park.
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The 3G football pitch next to the centre has also seen a number of improvements with more car parking spaces also being created so more people can use the facilities. Along with the centre, the skate park next to it is also set to have a makeover with £100,000 being spent.
There is also a soft-play area and spinning studio for people to enjoy. Along with those refurbishments, the centre also has been re-cladded, has new surfaces and several other enhancements.
North East Derbyshire District Council cabinet member for leisure, Cllr Alan Powell said: “Investing in our communities is a key priority for us. Putting the cash where it matters at the grassroots is key to providing quality spaces for our communities to enjoy and the refurbishment of the skate park is just one of a number of initiatives underway.
"The leisure centre is almost complete and will be open next month and we share our residents' frustrations in the delays to getting our new Killamarsh Active facility open. I can assure you we are doing everything we can to open as soon as possible and working with our contractors closely to ensure a smooth and swift finish to this incredible transformation of the centre.
"Whilst we can’t confirm an exact open date yet, the build is only a few weeks away from finishing and residents will soon be able to see the amazing transformation and enjoy further improvements to the 3G pitches and our young people can look forward to the refurbishment of the skate park as well.”