Plans made for £400,000 upgrade at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre
Plans are in place to spend £400,000 on major improvements to the gym and other areas at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre.
The plans include expanding the gym on the first floor, adding new state of the art equipment, an indoor cycling studio, multi-purpose studio, new changing room facilities and improvements to the cafe areas.
South Kesteven District Council leader, Councillor Linda Neal, said: “The Cabinet has now provisionally agreed the inclusion of £400k in next year’s capital programme for major improvement works to the gym at the Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham.
“This investment will be offset by a significant year-on -year reduction in our management costs, which makes the project not only viable but also good business sense.
“The details of the work are still being finalised by 1Life who are putting together a number of options for us. More information will be available at a later date and the allocation of funds should be approved when the budget goes to full council on March 2.
“This sort of project is great for Grantham as we need to be mindful that as new homes are built the infrastructure in the town also needs to be improved, and I am sure that this news will be well received by residents.”
1Life, which manages the leisure centre on behalf of the district council, says it is working with SKDC to improve the Meres.
A 1Life spokesman said: “The new management team at the centre have already been working hard to make improvements, including the introduction of activity camps for children at Gratham, Bourne and Deeping, half term crash courses, half price court hire at Grantham and Bourne and lifeguarding courses with employment opportunities available at Grantham and Bourne, all of which help us to address the drive for greater participation.
“1Life are delighted to be working in partnership with SKDC to pull together a number of options to continue the process of significantly improving the Meres Leisure Centre in Grantham to ensure it meets local demand.”