Official opening time and first look at Cannock's new swimming pool
By KevinEdge | Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 16:58
Cannock's newly modernised swimming pools at Chase Leisure Centre will open to the public at 12 noon on Friday, March 8.
First look at the new main pool at Chase Leisure Centre
First look at the new changing rooms at Chase Leisure Centre
The pools were originally earmarked to open last August, but a series of problems forced the delay.
The pool complex is the final piece of the jigsaw for Chase Leisure Centre's major £6million refurbishment which started in April 2011.
Various tests have been carried out over the last few weeks by both the Contractor – GF Tomlinson and the Council's professional advisors to ensure the swimming pools are ready for use. Leisure centre staff have also undertaken various training sessions in time for the official opening.
Councillor Christine Mitchell, Leader of Culture and Sport, said: "We are committed to providing the very best leisure facilities possible for the people of this District.
"This is now a wonderful new facility that we hope will inspire people to live healthier lives. We are immensely proud, that despite some setbacks, this project has not only come together but exceeded our expectations."
Chase Leisure Centre now boasts a state-of-the-art 'Profiles Health and Fitness' suite, an air conditioned fitness and dance studio, modernised changing rooms, showers and toilets for the ground floor sports hall, a community function room, three new treatment rooms and a new café.
For more information about Chase Leisure Centre or the swimming pool programme contact Chase Leisure Centre on 01543 504 065.