Withdean Sports Complex opens after £2.7m refurbishment

The Argus: Withdean Sports Complex opens after £2.7m refurbishment Withdean Sports Complex opens after £2.7m refurbishment

A sports complex is open for business after getting back into shape with a £2.7 million refurbishment.

Withdean Sports Complex is back on track after a £2.7 million refurbishment.

The centre in Tongdean Lane, Brighton, opened its gleaming new facilities at its official civic opening yesterday.

The seven-figure makeover has seen the building completely remodelled with a centrepiece large window at the front of the centre giving gym and café users views across the rest of the centre.


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The gym has more than doubled in size and is now equipped with 125 exercise stations with the latest training equipment as well as a dedicated personal training studio for one-to-one and small group training sessions.

Two new exercise studios have also been opened with an indoor cycling studio with equipped with a virtual ride system giving gym-goers the chance to cycle in the Alps and the Rocky Mountains.

The centre's four squash courts have been fully refurbished with new sprung floors.

The changing rooms have been extended and refurbished to the “standard of a private health club” with same-sex integrated sauna cabins.

For those looking for a more sedentary life, customers can relax in the new cafe and bar area or use three new therapy rooms offering a wide range of sports, beauty and health treatments.

Work has also begun this month on a high sports climbing centre starts December which is set to open in February.

Ross Philipson, Freedom Leisure's centre manager, said: “The complex looks fantastic and the new range of facilities at Withdean are really something to make Brighton and Hove residents proud.

“Withdean is one of the city's best loved sports, health and fitness centres and we'd like to encourage as many local residents to come and see the complex for themselves, we're sure they will love it as much as we do.”

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the council's economic development and culture committee, said: “The refurbished and extended fitness centre looks great and has given this much-love sports facility a new lease of life.

“I am sure that it will prove popular with regulars and will attract new users in the future.”

For more information visit freedom-leisure.co.uk or call 01273 542100.

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