Labour’s £57 million Leisure Strategy continues to take shape – with Cllr Anderson, fresh from touring our refurbished ice arena, taking the opportunity to see the progress made in the construction of the town’s new flagship Leisure Centre on Farnham Road.
The site is due to open in 2019 and will sit alongside a newly refurbished and modernised Langley Leisure centre and our refurbished Ice Arena as the last piece of Labour’s investment into the towns facilities.
Fresh on delivering our new library, The Curve and our Community Sports Stadium, Arbour Park, Labour run Slough stands out as a Council that is getting busy opening, not closing leisure facilities.
One of the highlights of the tour was the double-height swimming pool area which has already been fitted with the balancing tanks – submarine-like vessels which will regulate the volume of water in the pool as it is used.
The main steel structure is also now complete with 520 tonnes of steel assembled. And the shape of the building now visible from the road.
When complete the building will include:
- 25m, eight lane, swimming pool
- 15m by 10m teaching pool with moveable floor
- unisex changing village (wet)
- poolside sauna and steam room
- four court sports hall
- 135 station gym
- three exercise studios
- male and female changing facilities (dry)
- treatment rooms
The new leisure centre is being developed by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, which is driving regeneration across the town including leisure, housing, community and school buildings while generating income for the council which is used to offset government cuts
Cllr Rob Anderson, Lead Member for Environment and Leisure said:
“This new centre will be a state-of-the-art facility, easily accessible to all and the flagship of our new leisure provision.
“The sheer scale of the building was breathtaking and now it is clearer to see how all the elements that will make this amazing facility will fit together.
One of our priorities is to help people take control of their own health and wellbeing whether through using one of these amazing new facilities we are building or through the improvements to our parks and open spaces we have planned.”