£2.9m Howe Bridge Fitness Suite Opens

Howe Bridge EXT1Howe Bridge Leisure Centre opened its brand new health and fitness suite this week – part of the ongoing £2.9m transformation at the WLCT-operated site.

Members can now take advantage of a new Technogym-equipped 80-station gym, sauna and steamroom, indoor cycling studio, group exercise studio and new changing rooms. As part of the first phase of improvements, the centre’s reception area has also been modernised and a new catering offer, The Subs Bench, has opened for business.

The latest development follows the recent opening of the 3G FIFA 2 star pitch. Next to come is a range of innovative leisure products including adventure climbing, an indoor extreme skate park and adventure play facilities.

Wigan Council has invested £2.4m into the project, while WLCT secured an additional £500,000 from the National Lottery’s Sport England Improvement Fund.

The building is being renovated in partnership with specialist development partner Alliance Leisure and international construction services company ISG. The full scheme is due to be completed by November this year.

“Over the next couple of months a range of facilities for children and young people will be installed, meaning that by the time the full scheme is complete there will be something for all the family on site,” said Pete Burt, managing director of WLCT.

“Howe Bridge is set to become a real hub of activity for people of all ages looking to keep active while having fun.”

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