Littledown Centre building milestones reachedLittledown Centre in Bournemouth is entering an exciting phase as part of a £1.7 million improvement programme funded by the borough council and operator BH Live.

Key building milestones have been completed and customers are already enjoying improvements. A large multi-purpose fitness studio has been created and the gym is to be extended from 528m2 to 969m2 making it one of the largest public fitness facilities in the country.

Foundations for the gym have been laid and construction is about to commence. When completed, the new space will house state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment.

Councillor Lawrence Williams, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Bournemouth Council, said: “Continued investment at Littledown Centre will ensure it provides the best health and fitness experience for local residents. We are delighted to be working in partnership with BH Live to significantly enhance one of the top performing leisure centres in the UK.”

Since Bournemouth Borough Council entered into a partnership with BH Live in 2010, attendance has gone from strength to strength with 97% of customers being regularly active. The centre provides over 175 weekly fitness classes and more than 1,800 people take part in the ‘learn to swim’ programme.

During the improvement works, temporary gyms are provided at Littledown Centre and customers can access other leisure centres in Bournemouth operated by BH Live on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council.

Building works are focused at the back of the building and are being carried out in phases to minimise disruption to customers and local residents.

Work will be completed in summer 2015.

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