Swanley’s White Oak Leisure Centre Gym Set to Receive Major Upgrade with £160,000 Budget Approved

Swanley's White Oak Leisure Centre Gym Set to Receive Major Upgrade with £160,000 Budget Approved

Swanley’s White Oak Leisure Centre gym is about to receive a major upgrade, with a budget of £160,000 approved for the project. The popular sports centre, which was recently revamped, is set to expand and enhance its facilities for members.

Managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Sevenoaks District Council, the old gym, which was built in the 1960s, was deemed to be outdated and costly to maintain. As a result, a new state-of-the-art centre was built next door, with a price tag of £20 million.

The new facility, which opened its doors in February 2022, boasts a 25m six-lane swimming pool, a 100-station gym and fitness suite, two exercise studios, a cycling studio, and a sports hall. Now, Everyone Active has received the green light from the council to further enhance the gym with a £160,000 project.

The gym upgrades will include the installation of additional stations and equipment, as well as improvements to the flooring and decor. The weight training area will also have protective flooring installed. In addition to these upgrades, the council has secured funding of £612,950 for the installation of solar panels at the leisure centre, reducing its carbon footprint. The centre is one of ten swimming pools to receive a share of a £60 million government grant.

Cllr Lesley Dyball, Cabinet Member for People and Places, expressed excitement about the partnership with Everyone Active to upgrade the popular gym. She believes that these improvements will allow even more people to enjoy the fantastic facilities at White Oak Leisure Centre.

Ashley King, General Manager of Everyone Active, shared her enthusiasm for the project, stating that the new facilities will be a hit with their current 4,000 members and will hopefully attract even more people to join the centre.

The work, which will be funded by Everyone Active, is expected to begin in mid-August and will take approximately two weeks to complete. The leisure centre will remain open during this time, ensuring minimal disruption to members. With these upgrades, White Oak Leisure Centre’s gym is set to become a top destination for fitness enthusiasts in Swanley.

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