CLOSURE dates for Castle Farm Recreation Centre and Abbey Fields have been announced in preparation for their brand-new makeovers.
Following the approval from Warwick District Council’s (WDC) Planning Committee, the closure dates are now agreed for both sites, to make way for the new developments.
Castle Farm Recreation Centre is due to close on Sunday December 12 followed by Abbey Fields on the following Saturday.
Work is set to start in early 2022.
The two sites will be transformed with Castle Farm becoming a multi-million-pound dry sports facility featuring a sports hall, 80 station gym and fitness studios, plus a new HQ for scouts and guides while Abbey Fields will benefit from a second indoor pool and adjoining sun terrace, as well as a new cafe available to park users.
While the facilities are closed, operator Everyone Active will be offering members and customers access to its alternative leisure centres across the district.
Manager Gareth Wagg said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm the closure dates for Abbey Fields and Castle Farm, allowing us to focus on the next phase of the project.
“During the period when the facilities are closed, we would like to re-assure all our customers and members that they will be able to use the other Everyone Active managed centres across the district. The health and fitness needs of the local community remains our number one priority and we are offering multiple alternatives to ensure they can continue with their preferred form of exercise.”
WDC spokesperson for leisure Liam Bartlett added: “We’re very pleased to be progressing to the next stage of our plans to offer the town of Kenilworth and the wider district the very best sports and leisure facilities. It’s our intention to minimise disruption to current users during the redevelopment and allow them to continue their regular activities locally where possible. We are therefore happy that the arrangements Everyone Active have put in place will fulfil the interim need. There will be further announcements soon about our programme to encourage local outdoor sports during the closure period.”