Early Opening For Godalming Leisure Centre On July 30

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By PatHill | Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 17:42

The new £6 million Godalming Leisure Centre will open its doors on Monday July 30.... well ahead of the planned schedule.

The centre will open its' doors from 8am, when the community will be able to start to enjoy the facilities including a 25 metre six lane swimming pool, learner pool and a 60 station air conditioned gym.

Godalming's new centre will also be home to a large studio space, capable of being split into two, as well as a café bringing further social opportunities to the Broadwater Park area.

"Opening just days after the start of the Olympics is likely to further increase the demand on the excellent facilities at the new Godalming Leisure Centre," Cllr Julia Potts, councillor responsible for leisure at Waverley Borough Council, said. "With the finishing touches being put to the building, DC Leisure, who will manage the centre on Waverley's behalf, is putting together a timetable of classes and activities that should provide something for everyone.

"This is likely to include exciting classes like aqua-aerobics which make the most of the excellent swimming pool. Waverley and DC Leisure want to make sure the pool, studio and all the other facilities are available to as many people as possible as often as they can be. To have developed a project on the scale of the new leisure centre on budget and ahead of schedule is a fantastic achievement."

Reception and café

Visitors to the leisure centre and the park will be welcome to use the café which will seat around 30 people and have views into the pool hall. The café will be a pleasant place to sit and to relax after a work-out or to take a few minutes to enjoy a coffee.

Swimming pool hall

The floor to ceiling glazed wall will give the pool hall a light and airy feel. Spectators will be able to watch from the poolside while bathers will swim a few lengths in the six-lane, 25 metre pool or take the family for a splash-about in the learner pool.

Gym

The modern first-floor gym will be bigger and better with state of the art pieces of equipment. With just under 40 items designed for a cardio-vascular workout and around 20 pieces of resistance equipment, gym users will be able to tailor their session to tone, build-up muscle and improve their general fitness.

Dance studio

In response to customer requests a versatile studio space will be provided that can be divided into two rooms which look out over Broadwater Park. With air-conditioning and a sprung dance floor, the studio will be a professional and enjoyable environment in which to take part in the many classes on offer.

      

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