3,000 people visit new look Andover Leisure Centre on first day

3,000 people visit new look Andover Leisure Centre on first day

Published at 10:56am 5th April 2019.

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They're gearing up for their first weekend since opening the brand new facility.

It's taken two years for the old Leisure Centre to be knocked down and completely rebuilt on the same site.

It opened up to customers once again this week (Monday April 1st) and is already proving popular.

Andover Leisure Centre Opening April 2019
New equipment's been installed at the Andover Leisure Centre gym

Jean-Marie Noel-Cephise who has been a long serving member at Andover Leisure Centre was delighted to get back in:

"The staff are very friendly, customer relations for the first day is really good. There's enough equipment for what I want to do as well."


The facility's now got two new swimming pools - one's a 25 metre six lane pool for teaching and fun swim activities.

The other's a teaching pool with a moveable floor to help cater for teaching requirements and a splash pad to help build water confidence in toddlers.

Andover Leisure Centre Opening April 2019
The state of the art new gym has new equipment and a larger cycle studio for virtual spin classes

There's plenty of new facilities for families as well, including a three storey adventure soft play area and a Clip n Climb area.

Andover Leisure Centre Opening April 2019
The new cilmbing facilities at Andover Leisure Centre

That's a worldwide chain of indoor climbing centres, with the nearest other ones in Bournemouth and Whiteley.

Test Valley Borough Council's head of community and leisure, Dave Tasker, said:

"After two years it is amazing to finally walk through the doors and see the finished facility. It looks fantastic and the new equipment and features are excellent. It is truly something for Andover to be proud of."

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