The new multi-million-pound leisure centre at Carnival Hub has opened its doors to the public, Wokingham Borough Council has announced. 

Yesterday, customers could access the “state of the art” facilities, which includes swimming pools, a children’s splash pad, sauna, salt and steam rooms and fitness studios.  

There is also a sports hall, cafe and specialist gym for those with long-term health conditions. 

The executive member for environment, sport and leisure, Councillor Ian Shenton, said the centre has “something for everyone” regardless of age or fitness levels and hopes it will “exceed expectations”. 

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The facility, which has been built on the site of the former swimming pool and leisure centre in Wellington Road, will be one of the country’s most energy efficient leisure centres – with the installation of solar panels and air source heat pumps on the roof.  

The contract manager for Places Leisure, Wokingham, Tony Penge, said it was “lovely to see people in the centre” for the first time. 

“For regular users we’ve really tried hard to keep the cost of membership low, this includes up to 4 children free with an adult membership, along with pay as you go sessions being available,” he added. 

The centre will be open Monday to Friday 6am to 10.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 7am to 8pm.