The £1.9 million transformation of Bracknell Leisure Centre, featuring a brand-new spa, spin studio and soft play area, has announced that it will reach its completion at the end of April.

This comes after a lengthy wait by residents and centre users throughout the last year.

Work on the £1.9 million project was started in January 2024 and is progressing swiftly to provide people with brand-new facilities.

The opening will culminate in a celebratory opening day welcoming families and leisure centre users to experience all the new enhanced facilities firsthand. 

Mark Tennant, the Contract Manager for Everyone Active has thanked users for bearing with them as disruption was caused at the sports centre.

He said: "We’re thrilled by the remarkable strides we've made and can’t wait to unveil the stunning improvements next month.

“We look forward to seeing the local community take full advantage of the refurbishment and use these opportunities to keep active and improve their health.”

The centre’s spa is going through a complete transformation, achieving a high-spec finish and a wellness centre will also be added to cater to diverse preferences and health goals.

Other improvements will include the refurbishment of two squash courts and new party rooms with seating areas. The centre made the decision to include party rooms was to provide more versatile spaces for birthdays and other celebrations

Councillor Iskandar Jefferies, executive member for culture delivery and public protection, said:

“The wait is nearly over for the new facilities at Bracknell Leisure Centre. Visitors will be able to enjoy a new state-of-the-art spin studio, wellness studio, modern spa and the highly anticipated soft play!

“The changes were all about making sure there's something for everyone to enjoy, exercising and having a great time doing it. We look forward to seeing you all there soon.”

The £1.9 million transformation is part of a project by Everyone Active and Bracknell Forest Council's capital fund. 

Although there is work taking place within the leisure centre, the swimming pool and gym have still been open for use.

The opening of new facilities has been faced with an overall positive outlook during planning by Everyone Active and the council.

However, during the consultation to transform the different areas within the sports centre, some businesses faced closure to make way for the new facilities which caused some backlash among residents.