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Saturday, April 20, 2024
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Phase one of works completed at Oakengates Leisure Centre

As part of the investment work at Oakengates Leisure Centre the fitness centre has now reopened at the main site.

Andy Pagett, Site Manager Pave Aways, Cllr Carolyn Healy, Stuart Walker, Leisure Operations Manager Telford & Wrekin Council and Victoria Lawson, Commercial Director Pave Aways
Andy Pagett, Site Manager Pave Aways, Cllr Carolyn Healy, Stuart Walker, Leisure Operations Manager Telford & Wrekin Council and Victoria Lawson, Commercial Director Pave Aways

The gym was temporarily moved to the Tennis Centre whilst refurbishment work was carried out to redecorate the interior and work undertaken to the exterior of the building to ensure a significant difference to the carbon footprint of the building.

Essential maintenance work to the swimming pool continues with an expected reopening date of the swimming pool this summer.

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Councillor Carolyn Healy (Labour), Telford & Wrekin Council Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Green Spaces, Heritage and Leisure said: 

“It’s great to see users and aspirations members back in the gym at the main site utilising the facilities. This planned investment into our leisure services will ensure that we are offering facilities to benefit the health and wellbeing of our residents.

“We continue to work towards our target of our operations to be carbon neutral by 2030. The work at Oakengates Leisure Centre is part of a wider package of activity in our Carbon Neutral plan.”

Steven Owen, Managing Director of Pave Aways said:

“We’re thrilled to team up with Telford & Wrekin Council in their drive for net-zero emissions. Pave Aways’ focus on implementing sustainable, energy-efficient solutions fits hand-in-hand with the aim to extend the longevity of our fantastic public facilities.

“Through our partnership, we’re also supporting the local economy by utilising a of network sub-contractors and suppliers within the region.”

Elsewhere on site at Oakengates Leisure Centre, the sports hall, studio, 3G pitch, track and tennis centre will remain open throughout the duration of the works to the swimming pool.

Oakengates Leisure Centre is part of the Telford & Wrekin Council Leisure Services portfolio within the borough which includes seven leisure facilities, Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre, Telford Ice Rink and Telford Town Park. 

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