Works to refurbish the health suite and wet-side changing areas at Clacton Leisure Centre have been completed.
The £575,000 investment in the district leisure facilities saw the sauna and health suite – now re-named the Wellbeing Zone – completely revamped, along with new changing cubicles, showers and toilets at the Tendring District Council-run (TDC) facility.
Alex Porter, TDC Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said the work was part of the council’s Back to Business agenda.
“One of our aims of Back to Business is to provide facilities where people can thrive – and that includes exercising and relaxing,” Councillor Porter said.
“Due to Covid-19 the Wellbeing Zone has been closed for quite some time, so now is the perfect opportunity to re-visit it, see the fabulous work that has been done, and enjoy the amenity.
“Likewise swimming pool users will, I am sure, be delighted with the revamped changing area.”
The new changing area will re-open to the public from tomorrow (Wednesday, 15 December), while the Wellbeing Zone will open early in the New Year.
Following adaptations made during the works the Wellbeing Zone pool can now also be used to accommodate junior swimming lessons, boosting capacity at the centre and reducing the amount of the time area is not used.
“These works have made a really positive impact on the district leisure provision at Clacton Leisure Centre, and whether you’re a regular visitor, haven’t been in a while or perhaps have never been, now is the perfect opportunity to check it out,” Councillor Porter added.