A £2 million project to provide Woking with a state-of-the-art leisure centre has reached completion.
The refurbishment project – implemented by Freedom Leisure and Woking Borough Council – comprised the complete refurbishment of an existing building to provide Woking Leisure Centre with modern facilities. Work began on the project in November 2012 and reached completion in May 2013, with the new centre opening its doors on 28th May.
Describing the importance of the project, Councillor David Bittleson, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said:
“These are exciting times for Woking Leisure Centre. The improvements establish Woking Leisure Centre as a first class facility for health and wellbeing that can help people of all ages and abilities achieve their fitness goals.”
Woking Leisure Centre now boasts a 130-station gym, a new reception and freedomcafé, and four new studio spaces including a new spinning studio. The gym includes improved workout spaces and an array of exercise equipment, whilst the redesigned reception area offers guests easier access to facilities.
The centre’s new studio space comprises four purpose-built exercise studios, designed to accommodate a comprehensive exercise programme, with one of these studios dedicated to spinning. Decked out in motivational decor and with a fantastic new sound system, the spinning studio presents a new and improved class timetable which is guaranteed to get guests moving!
During the works, Woking Leisure Centre’s Heatwaves Health Suite, which includes a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, underwent a transformation, and the new café was improved and boasts new opening hours. To complete the project, the centre’s crèche was relocated to a custom-built area within the building and decoration works were conducted to freshen up the site.
To enhance facilities at Woking Leisure Centre a new, customer-facing system has been introduced, which includes a cardswiping entry system, a smartphone app, a Facebook page and online timetables.
Morgan Sindall was the main contractor on the refurbishment of Woking Leisure Centre. Whilst work took place on the project, disruption was kept to a minimum.
Freedom Leisure is a not-for-profit trust, managing 33 leisure centres in the south east. Freedom Leisure was awarded the Woking Leisure Centre contract in December 2011 and also oversees the award-winning centres Guildford Spectrum and K2 Crawley.
For more information about Woking Leisure Centre, please visit: www.freedom-leisure.co.uk.