FAQs - South Somerset improvement works

March 30 2022

Work to improve facilities and energy efficiency is taking place in Goldenstones Leisure Centre, Westlands Sports and Fitness Centre and Wincanton Sports Centre. The FAQs below cover some of the most common questions you may be wanting to ask about the project.

When will improvement works start?

The initial phase of work will begin during the Spring. This will be focused on energy efficiency and will be mainly external – resulting in little (if any) impact on your service. The focus will then turn to internal redevelopments and we’ll keep you updated as the developments progress.


Why is this work being completed?

This work is part of a development plan which will see over £6million invested across the three sites to improve environmental efficiency, customer experience, accessibility, services and facilities. The redeveloped facilities will act as leisure and wellbeing hubs for the community – providing more opportunities for the local population to get active.


Will I be able to access the facilities?

During the works, we will do everything we can to minimise the impact on facility users. We anticipate that the disruption during initial works will be minimal and customers will be advised of any changes to service as the works progress.


What is the timeline for works?

Beginning in the Spring, at this stage the planned completion date for all project work is Winter 2022. However, these timelines may differ in line with external contractors


What is the scale of the works?

The capital, energy and Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme project will see over £6million invested across three leisure facilities. Developments will include:


Goldenstones Leisure Centre

• A redecorated gym with new flooring

• New gym equipment

• A reconfigured reception area

• A new cycling studio

• An extension to the existing studio

• A reconfigured wet changing area (with disabled change)

• Additional dry changing rooms

• Seating on pool side

• Redevelopment of patio to create and external exercise area


Wincanton Sports Centre

• Revised gym and studio locations

• New gym equipment

• A new cycling studio

• Refurbished reception and servery counter


Westlands Sport & Fitness Centre

• A new aerobic studio (conversion of existing squash courts)

• An extended first floor gym

• New gym equipment


How can I keep up to date with progress and developments?

More information on this very exciting project will be available soon as the significant investment in the borough’s sport and leisure facilities continues.


You can keep up to date by visiting this FAQ page or by following us on social media.