A NEW leisure centre has opened its doors to the public in Kenilworth.
Castle Farm Leisure Centre is complete following a 20-month long project. The old Castle Farm Recreation Centre was demolished to make way for the new larger centre.
Castle Farm has also received an ‘A-rating’ for its energy performance, which will provide sustainable energy and support the centre’s commitment to a greener future.
Following the handover of the building from construction contractors Kier, the new leisure centre will be managed and operated by Everyone Active on behalf of Warwick District Council.
This will complement the existing facilities already in the operator’s portfolio including Newbold Comyn in Leamington and St Nicholas Park in Warwick both of which have benefitted from expansion and improvement by WDC over the past six years to meet the needs of the area’s growing population.
Castle Farm Leisure Centre’s new facilities include an 80-station gym, two fitness studios, a dedicated group cycling studio, a six-court sports hall, a ew pétanque terrain and a new light and bright reception area and foyer.
The centre also incorporates a new HQ for Kenilworth Scout and Guides.
Alex Fuoco-Lang, contract manager for Everyone Active at Castle Farm said: “We’re delighted this project is now complete. Our doors are always open to the local community – families and friends of all ages who can come along and experience our fantastic new facilities.
“Our customers will benefit greatly from this investment and the programmes and activities we are planning.
“Not only will it help to provide a hub for the local community, but also work to support our mission – for everyone to reach their target of 30 minutes of exercise, five times a week.”
WDC’s leisure spokesperson Coun Jim Sinnott added: “We’re very happy to see the addition of this wonderful new leisure centre to our district. This is the first of a two-stage plan which along with Abbey Fields swimming pools will provide the growing town of Kenilworth and surrounding area with facilities that are designed to create an inclusive fitness environment to encourage everyone in our community to benefit from physical activity.”