Life Centre set to open next March
A DATE for the opening of the Plymouth Life Centre has been announced.
Doors are expected to be opened to the public over the weekend of 23 to 25 March next year following a period of "internal fit-out" and staff training.
Contractors Balfour Beatty said they would be officially handing over the building to Everyone Active on Monday 27 February next year.
The centre was originally projected to be open in December 2011 but due to delays in the construction process it was pushed back.
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Council Leader, Viven Pengelly, said: "We are obviously disappointed that the centre will be opening a few weeks later than expected but we have to remember that this has been a major project to create a world-class facility that will cater for the city's sporting needs for many years.
"You would normally expect projects of this scale to experience far greater setbacks than this.
"It's fantastic that we now have a planned opening date for the Plymouth Life Centre and people can finally start counting down the days to using this incredible facility."
The centre will house a climbing zone, leisure pool with a flume and a 50-metre Olympic-sized swimming pool amongst many other facilities.
Cllr Pengelly added: "We promised local residents and the sporting community a centre of the highest quality and that is what they will get – we will not be cutting any corners.
"There are just a few months now until we open the doors and people will be absolutely bowled over when they get to see everything the centre has to offer. I am over the moon."
David Bibby, managing director of Everyone Active, added: "As the operators we're delighted to be getting the opening confirmation - it is very important for the operations team already working behind the scenes in Plymouth.
"They can begin recruiting staff, finalising internal fit-out, timetables, as well as keeping all the community informed about future use of the centre and arrangements for opening."
Further details about the opening of the Plymouth Life Centre will be announced in due course. For information about the facility and becoming a member visit www.plymouth.gov.uk/lifecentre.