An update on the progress of Tenterden Leisure Centre improvements
The transformation includes a complete replacement of the leisure centre’s roof, pool filtration system, wave and filtration control panels and redecoration for the poolside flume area.
Eight of the nine roofs are completed and although this aspect of the overall project has not been plain-sailing, The Tenterden Leisure Centre Trust, Serco and Ashford Borough Council have taken the opportunity to carry out a number of other significant improvements to the facility at the same time, to provide longevity to this important community asset.
The Council has been successful in obtaining a government decarbonisation grant of around £300,000, which is seeing the replacement of the pool air handling system, meaning the facility is receiving a new Pool Air Handling Unit and Air Source Heat Pump. This will not only massively reduce the building’s carbon footprint, it will enable greater control of the poolside temperatures.
Customers may have already noticed a number of LED light replacements installed in a number of other key areas around the building. Furthermore, £195,000 is being invested into the essential filtration plant replacement works to prevent the need for future disruption to pool users.
Additionally, the pool wave control panel is being replaced. Finally, a number of cosmetic improvements are being carried out including the redecoration of the poolside flume and cleaning and fixing of the ceiling area.
Landlord Ashford Borough Council continues to work in partnership with Tenterden Leisure Centre Trust and Serco to ensure the improvements are being made with minimal disruption to day to day operations.
There have been some challenges to the various works being undertaken which means the centre is likely to fully re-open mid to late summer. We will confirm a date once we are closer to seeing all these works completed.
Further updates will be made on our website and Facebook page.