Temporary closure of Chase Leisure Centre
Published on Monday 20th June 2011
Chase Leisure Centre will be closed on Monday 27th and part of Tuesday 28th June to allow the delivery and installation of steel beams for the centre’s new roof.
The leisure centre - in Stafford Road, Cannock - will be closed all day on Monday 27th June, with the dry-side facilities available to the public again at 5.30pm on Tuesday 28th June.
The golf course is not affected by work on the new roof and will remain open throughout both days.
The work is part of an extensive modernisation and refurbishment of the leisure centre that got under way in April.
The modernisation programme is expected to be completed during 2012, delivering top-class facilities.
The Council’s appointed contractor, GF Tomlinson’s Ltd, will deliver the full scheme, which includes a 25m competition pool with boom and moveable floor; 150-station fitness suite and dedicated changing facilities; 200-seat spectator gallery; a modern changing village including individual changing facilities; a dance studio; a new look from the outside with a new curved roof; and replaced and upgraded mechanical and electrical services.
GF Tomlinson’s Ltd has set up a site compound on the leisure centre car park and the main reception entrance has now been closed. Two separate temporary entrances for users of the leisure centre and Golf Course have been opened at the rear of the building.
Some disabled car parking spaces have been provided close to these entrances and signs have been erected around the site to help customers during the construction period.
Both pools have been fully drained of water and all tiles have been removed. The contractors are currently working on removing internal structures in the building and are working on the changing rooms and old reception area.
Cllr Christine Mitchell, Cannock Chase Council Culture and Sport Portfolio Holder, said: “Every effort is being made to ensure that the centre and golf course remain open to the public throughout the construction project. However, in the interests of customer safety it is necessary to close the centre briefly on Monday 27th June and Tuesday 28th June to enable these major structural works to be carried out.
“I’d like to apologise for any disruption this may cause. The golf course will, however, remain open.”