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The Centre leisure takes shape

The leader of the council has toured the site of The Centre, the council’s most ambitious leisure project to date.

Councillor James Swindlehurst was joined by Councillor Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, to see how building work on the leisure facility is progressing, ahead of its official opening next year.

The building on Farnham Road is taking shape and is now fully clad and watertight. People viewing the site from the street can now see the striking polycarbonate sheeting that encases the main swimming pool in blue and the four courts sports hall in orange.

The internal spaces are now well defined and the internal walls and partitions are being completed. Mechanical and electrical installations are underway throughout and the sports hall is set to use specialist technology that will create illuminated line markings for different sports - we’ll be the first in the UK to install it.

Once complete, the borough’s largest leisure facility will include:

  • 25m eight lane swimming pool
  • 15m x 10m teaching pool with moveable floor
  • poolside sauna and steam room
  • 100+ station gym and three exercise studios.

There will also be wet and dry changing facilities, a café and treatment rooms

Councillor Swindlehurst said: “I am delighted to see our vision for The Centre taking shape. The Centre will be a truly state-of-the-art leisure facility, designed to meet the needs of families, recreational fitness enthusiasts and professional sportspeople alike; and it will be a striking addition to the Farnham Road.”

Councillor Anderson added: “During my time with the council I’ve seen The Centre in all its forms, from the original 1930s community centre built for workers on the Slough trading estate, to a more modern community centre in the 1990s.

“I am excited to now witness it transform into a top-class leisure facility that will benefit all those who live and work in our town.”

The Centre build is being undertaken by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) and when open, will be managed by the council’s leisure provider, Everyone Active.

The Centre is due to open to the public in the spring next year.

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