Tuebrook leisure centre to reopen after four years

Lifestyles Peter Lloyd centre on West Derby Road
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A much-loved leisure centre in Tuebrook is to finally reopen its doors after years of delay.

Since before the covid-19 pandemic, residents in Tuebrook have been unable to access the Peter Lloyd site on Bankfield Road. Now, after a multi-million pound revamp, the site is to be made available to users in a phase reopening starting from Monday.

The refurbishment of the site has been hit with delay after delay in the last four years, which will now come to an end.

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From next week, the Lifestyles venue will invite existing and potential members to take a look around some of the revamped areas ahead of a phased opening from Wednesday. More than £2m has been spent on the location, including interior and roof works.

It is estimated that closure of the site has lost the local authority £1m a year in potential revenue.

The two-stage reopening will begin with dry side facilities including a gym, spin studio, refurbished sports hall and amended changing areas. The second phase will bring the swimming pool back into use with a new steam room, accessible changing places toilet and larger family changing room.

Cllr Harry Doyle, Liverpool Council cabinet member for health, wellbeing and culture, said: “I’m delighted that we can finally bring this vital asset back into use with some brand-new facilities and areas which are much more accessible for users.

“We’ve taken the decision to open the ‘dry side’ of the centre first as we still need a few more weeks to ensure the pool is in full working order, but in the meantime we can get customers back into the centre to try out the brand new gym and take part in the many classes that are on offer.

“It has been a frustrating few years for myself and for our Lifestyles members as we have seen the opening date delayed by the extent of the essential remediation work which needed to be undertaken. I’m so pleased that we can finally open our doors, and I can’t wait to see residents making the most of this fantastic, new and improved centre once again.”

To mark the reopening, a number of offers are to be made over the summer month for new and existing members. Further details are available on the Peter Lloyd page of the Liverpool Council website.

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