With less than two weeks to go until Bridlington’s new £25m leisure centre opens its doors, residents have been told to show patience in its early days.
Managers are expecting the facility to be packed out with fitness fans in the first few weeks and have asked users to consider making their visits at off peak times.
The centre opens at 6:30am on Monday, May 23, and demand is likely to be high, especially during the school half-term holidays which start the following Monday.
To ease congestion, bosses have asked users to try to go to the centre between 11am and 4pm, which is likely to be a quieter period, during the first few weeks of opening.
Centre manager Adam Mainprize said: “There is no doubt that demand will be high for East Riding Leisure Bridlington when it first opens, and we anticipate that the busiest periods will be between around 11am and 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
“During those times, and on midweek evenings from about 4pm, we will operate a colour banding system in the Splash Zone and swimming pool, in order to control the numbers sensibly, and ensure that all our customers get the best possible experience.
“Please plan the time when you visit carefully, but remember of course that there will be many facilities at the new centre that you will be able to book online in advance, and that East Riding Leisure Bridlington will offer a huge variety of activities, from Clip ‘n Climb to the sports hall, and from the Tone Zone through to the jacuzzi and sauna.”
In the swimming area, sessions will be limited to 90 minutes. The new state-of-the-art gym will have more than 100 pieces of equipment and the building also features a fitness class studio.
For the full activity programme, information on prices and memberships, visit www.eastridingleisure.co.uk/bridlington