West View Leisure Centre is set to have a pool refurb and state-of-the-art climbing wall completed by the end of summer 2021.Advertisement
The centre will remain open for gym, fitness classes, football and soft play.
Improvements at the Better West View Leisure Centre will provide a welcome post-Covid boost for customers and mean many more local residents can enjoy the facilities in future.
Retiling of the pool tank, repainting of the pool hall and installation of a new sauna health suite are already underway.
The popular climbing wall has been a feature of West View for over 30 years. Offered by experts PrestonWall, it now sees a big investment that doubles customer capacity and offers 500 sq m of bouldering and over 700 sq m of roped climbing with several auto-belay stations.
The news comes less than a year after operators said spiralling costs meant the Ribbleton leisure centre would not re-open for the foreseeable future.
Now, the centre is keen to welcome customers back after a difficult year for many and inspire a health and wellbeing habit that sees more people, more active, more often.
Derek Jones, Better’s Partnership Manager for Preston said: “These are the most significant investments West View Leisure Centre has seen since it was built.
“Improvements we are making will not only keep the centre’s facilities ship shape but will allow us to welcome many more local people in the future. Our staff cannot wait to give customers the warmest of welcomes.”
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Councillor Jennifer Mein, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Preston City Council, said: “Westview Leisure Centre has been an important part of the local community for many years and many residents have missed the facilities during its closure.
“It is fantastic to see so much investment being made to the local leisure centre and I am very excited to see these new facilities that will be enjoyed by families throughout Preston as well as the various community and volunteer groups that make use of the centre.
“I am sure the new and expanded climbing wall will be particularly popular not only with Preston residents but with people from across Lancashire and beyond.”
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