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First phase of £2.4m refurbishment of Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury completed with opening of new exercise studio

A multi-million pound regeneration of a leisure centre in Sudbury has achieved its first major milestone, with the opening of a new group exercise studio.

Users of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Station Road have begun making use of the new studio and health and fitness changing room, which were both completed this month as part of the first stage of the facility’s £2.4 million expansion, which has been funded by Babergh District Council.

The upgrades are scheduled for completion in late spring, with the second phase of the project set to finish work on the extension of the 100-station first floor gym and the refurbishment of poolside changing and toilet facilities.

Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury. (27440532)
Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury. (27440532)

Tracey Loynds, development director for Abbeycroft Leisure, which manages the facility on behalf of the district council, said: “We want our local community to benefit from this exciting project in lots of different ways.

“We do appreciate the patience of our customers while we are improving the centre and hope that you are as excited as we are to see the new facilities completed later this year.”

To mark the completion of the first phase, community groups are now being invited to enter a prize draw to be in with a chance of securing three months of free use of the new community space, which will become available when work at the centre has concluded.

Derek Davis, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for communities, said: “We want to ensure our residents are able to remain happy, healthy and active.

“I can’t wait to see the completed work, which forms a positive step towards us investing in and improving our leisure facilities across the district.”

To enter the prize draw, email jonathan.harvey@acleisure.com before February 14.

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