Refurbishment of leisure centres (2024)

A £1.73 million investment has been agreed to refurbish the local leisure facilities at Melton Sports Village and Waterfield Leisure Centre. 

We are working with Everyone Active, who operate the facilities, to ensure the works remain on track and provide the latest updates. If you are member of Everyone Active, they will provide updates to you directly using the contact details on your membership profile. 

What changes will we see:

Waterfield Leisure Centre

  • Extended and enhanced fitness suite
  • Improved group cycling studio
  • New and enhanced health suite
  • Improved wet-side changing facilities
  • Energy saving pool covers
  • Increased reception space

Melton Sports Village

  • Soft play
  • New studio / multi-purpose room
  • Improved changing facilities
  • Solar panels and energy saving LED lighting
  • Increased reception space

What works are taking place and how will I be affected?

Melton Sports Village (MSV)

On March 28 2024 works will start at Melton Sports Village, including:

  • Sanding, sealing, and relining of the sports hall floor to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for various activities.
  • Installation of a dividing wall in the sports hall.
  • Removing gym equipment from the gym to half the sports hall
  • Creation of the temporary gym in half the sports hall

During this time the gym and sports hall will be closed to the public but outdoor activities and other studio will still be available. 

Works are due to be completed by Monday 8 April 2024. 

Whilst the works are taking place, customers can use the facilities at Waterfield Leisure Centre.

From 8 April, sports hall bookings will be available for half the sports hall.

Works will then start in turning the gym at MSV, into a Studio (this is due to last approximately 5 weeks), a staggered approach to the rest of the site will then take place to ensure continuity of service.

Waterfield Leisure Centre

Works will take place at Waterfield Leisure Centre once the Melton Sport Village refurbishment is complete (with the exception of soft play).

Waterfield will be required to close for up to 3 days (date currently TBC) so that all the gym equipment can be transferred over to the temporary gym at MSV. 

Works take place to create an additional gym floor at Waterfield are anticipated to begin approximately in the middle of May 2024. Other areas of Waterfield Leisure Centre will be cordoned off whilst work is undertaken. 

Soft Play

It is our understanding that the soft play due to be installed at Melton Sports Village will only be put in once the temporary gym has been removed from Melton Sports Village and the gym has been completed at Waterfield Leisure Centre.

Everyone Active will provide further updates as the works progress.  

Latest news from Everyone Active

Healthy and Active Communities update 

The new leisure contract includes as Active Communities offer, which extends the reach of the contract beyond traditional leisure centre provision.

This ensures we can continue to provide important health and wellbeing services to our community - even with the reduction in public health funding that we have received. 

What will be delivered as part of the new contract: 

  • Exercise Referral Aqua, Gym & Class Programme (12week programme for those with a Long Term Health Condition)
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation (16week programme for those who have been referred to us with heart condition)
  • Pre & Post Natal Class (8 week programme to support expecting and new mums ‘Active Mums Club’
  • Positive Activity Referral Scheme (Providing Pay As You Go Concessionary rates for swim, gym and classes for individuals who have been referred to us, and face inequalities).

We will also be able to access space at the leisure centres to deliver:

  • Prehabilitation Cancer (6 week programme of physical activity, prior to cancer operation)
  • *NEW* ESCAPE Pain (6week programme to support those with Back or joint pain)
  • Steady Steps (24 week ICB funded falls prevention programme)
  • Steady Steps+ (Maintainer sessions for those who have completed the Steady Steps Course)
  • Weight Management (10week programme, in partnership with LCC to provide physical activity & nutritional advice).

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Last updated 9 May 2024
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