NEW reception & café on its way

January 31 2017

Final stage of improvement work to start at Arun

We are delighted to announce further anticipated improvements to Arun Leisure Centre, which will greatly improve and modernise the reception, café and first-floor changing rooms

Work is set to start on the 5 February, including a temporary reception area from the 19 February and it will complete the centre’s ongoing refurbishment, which we committed to upon winning the contract in April 2016.

A total of £1.4m has been invested in order to improve the centre for the local community with completion planned for August 2017.

Previous stages saw an energy conservation programme which included a new and innovative air handling and water treatment solution, as well as plant room insulation and energy efficient lighting throughout the centre.

temporary reception will be in operation

We are pleased to be entering the final phase of work and while it will inevitably cause some disruption, we are confident that this will be kept to a minimum. The main entrance will move temporarily, some changing facilities will be relocated and the café will have a reduced menu but there will be no impact on the fitness or leisure facilities.

Doing our bit for the environment

The first phase of work, which was completed in December 2016, will be effective in reducing carbon emissions, minimising waste and improving the leisure environment for visitors. There was also new tiling in both pools and pool surround which has refreshed the area and the pool filtration system was refurbished to maintain high standards of water quality.   

Proud to serve Costa Coffee logo

Upon completion the reception and café area will be a bright and airy space with a central reception and café pod – this will make arrival and check in at the centre more efficient. The café will serve Costa coffee and the seating area will be a welcoming space for those meeting friends, waiting for their children to finish a class or simply relaxing after a workout.

Andrew Smith, Freedom Leisure Area Manager

a quote from arun district council

These are exciting times at Arun Leisure Centre, the first phase of work has already made a huge difference to the look and feel of the centre. With the fitness suite changing rooms being expanded and modernised along with the proposed works to the reception and café areas, the refurbished centre will be attractive, fit for purpose and a hub for community health and wellbeing for many years to come. It cements Arun's reputation for investing in its Leisure facilities whilst others are cutting theirs.

Councillor Paul Dendle, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Amenities