The final countdown to opening of £25m centre

Coun Stephen Parnaby inside the new leisure centre
Coun Stephen Parnaby inside the new leisure centre

Final preparations are well underway for the opening of Bridlington’s new leisure centre on Monday.

The £25 million state of the art complex is set to revolutionise the town’s fitness facilities with a sports hall, jacuzzi, health suite, 100-station Tone Zone gym, 25m six-lane swimming pool and climbing wall.

Managers at the new centre have announced that new members can sign up for their membership packages now, with no need to pay until July.

Coun Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This is a very exciting time for Bridlington.

“Anticipation for this fabulous new facility is very high, and I am very much looking forward to seeing our first customers next week.

“I have no doubt that East Riding Leisure Bridlington will join the Spa Bridlington and Sewerby Hall and Gardens, as well as the beaches and promenades, in putting the town firmly on the map.”

Free tours of the Centre are continuing on the hour every hour, up to and including Sunday, from noon until 8pm and managers estimate that 5,000 people have visited to date.

The new centre, which opens to the public at 6:30am on Monday, will be available for club use, as well as for individuals and families, who will be able to book many facilities online.

A colour banding system will be in use at peak times in the pool, meaning swimmers have 90 minutes in the water, to avoid congestion.

In the run-up to the opening day, staff training and familiarisation is continuing, as well as inductions for new members, test sessions in the pool and the gym and a swimming gala.

For full details of the facilities visit www.eastridingleisure.co.uk/bridlington