Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre has undergone a major makeover.
Thanks to investment of £250,000 (made up of £80,000 from Hambleton District Council and £160,000 from Sport England), the wetside changing areas have been fully refurbished.
The project has seen all old fixtures and fittings – originally installed when the centre was opened in 1992 – replaced with up-to-date versions.
Improved facilities include a private showering are and redesigned toilets, as well as new lockers and cubicles.
The changing facilities have also been made more accessible for people with disabilities, including automatic doors, dedicated changing cubicles, lowered vanity surfaces and a rebuilt accessible toilet, shower and changing area.
Council leader Mark Robson said:
“Thirsk’s swimmers have been waiting a number of years for improvement following investment in the gym and dryside in 2010.
“Having waited to secure Sport England funding, we’ve managed to deliver a top quality refurbishment which will benefit the centre and users for years to come.”
Thirsk & Sowerby Leisure Centre is the first to be completed in a series of major investments in changing facilities the District Council’s leisure centres.
Stokesley Leisure Centre’s dryside changing areas are being revamped completely and work at Bedale Leisure Centre will commence next month to completely replace the wetside shower and toilet facilities.