Bolton Council and Bolton Community Leisure Trust have started work on a £1m refurbishment of the Jason Kenny Centre at Bolton One.
The refurbishment will include new equipment and new facilities, with the aim of providing high quality, state of the art facilities for Bolton residents, at local leisure centre prices.
In the gym, main fitness suite and the free weights room, equipment will be upgraded or replaced with new equipment and the rooms will be refurbished.
The studio and changing rooms will also be refurbished and a new sauna and steam room installed.
There will be a number of changes at Bolton One between the end of June and September for the work to take place.
From Monday 26 June, the fitness suite will temporarily move into the University of Bolton Sports Hall in Bolton One. There will be no free weights available and a reduced number of classes will take place in the studio. The changing facilities will also not be available during this period, but members can still change and shower in the swimming changing facilities on the ground floor.
To compensate for the inconvenience to members, all Bolton One memberships will be changed to a walk about membership enabling them to use any of the Bolton leisure centres. Staff at Bolton One will also be available if anyone needs help or advice.
The work is due to be completed by September.
Leader of Bolton Council, Councillor Cliff Morris said: “We are pleased to have started work on this comprehensive refurbishment. Bolton One opened five years ago and it is important that we refurbish it now to keep the facilities and equipment up-to-date for our members and residents.
We hope that this refurbishment, which will provide high quality facilities at leisure centre prices will attract more people to get involved in sport, as well as improving health and wellbeing across the borough.”
To tie in with the refurbishment, Bolton Community Leisure Trust has also launched a competition to find the most beautiful image of Bolton. Simply upload an image of your favourite Bolton beauty spot or view with the hashtag #BeautifulBolton, like our page @BoltonOne and tell us in under 50 words where it is.
The winning image will feature on a large wall in the newly refurbished Bolton One Fitness Suite that is set to reopen in mid-September and the winner will win a free 12 month pass for Bolton One.