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Dates confirmed for first phase of Teviotdale Leisure Centre Redevelopment

The swimming pool at Teviotdale Leisure Centre will temporarily close from Monday 27 November 2017 until mid-January 2018 for the first phase of a £263,000 redevelopment project.

The first phase of the redevelopment project incorporates works to re-open the flume, introducing some smaller water-play features as well as behind the scenes work to the systems and plant room.

The rest of Teviotdale Leisure Centre will remain open during these works. 

Plans to upgrade the café are also progressing and dates will be confirmed soon. The next redevelopment phase is planned to start in mid to late January 2018 and be completed in Spring 2018 with the creation of a significantly larger and improved soft play area, a new exercise studio and creating a new reception area. 

Live Borders, the non-profit cultural and sport trust which is responsible for running Teviotdale Leisure Centre, is letting pool and centre users know about the changes.

Teviotdale Leisure Centre, which originally opened in 1982, will include a significantly larger and improved soft play as well as the only flume in the area.  The centre is set to provide a fantastic day out for all the family. 

The flume at the centre was closed in 2008 due to its age and operational costs.

Ewan Jackson, Live Borders Chief Executive said: “We are delighted that the project to refurbish the Teviotdale Leisure Centre is underway.  The centre will be a destination for all the family with the re-opened flume, a larger and improved soft play, some smaller play features in the pool, the upgraded café area and a welcoming reception area. We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding while we complete this exciting work.

“The people of Hawick are very proud of the flume which was built by public fundraising and this will be a fantastic attraction to bring back to the town.  We’ve worked with a range of specialists and consultants to make sure we overcome the issues that forced the flume’s closure in 2008.”

The opportunity will also be taken to update the accessibility provision at the centre as part of the redevelopment.