Teviotdale Leisure Centre Redevelopment Plans announced
The Flume is coming back!
New soft play and café also planned as Teviotdale Leisure Centre gets Tons of “TLC”
Teviotdale Leisure Centre is set for some substantial TLC after a project to revamp the centre got the go-ahead. A £263,000 redevelopment project has been agreed which includes the re-opening of the flume, the creation of a significantly larger and improved soft play area, a new exercise studio, introducing some smaller water-play features, upgrading the café area, behind the scenes work to the systems and plant room and also creating a new reception area.
Live Borders, the non-profit cultural and sport trust which is responsible for running Teviotdale Leisure Centre, received board approval for the project.
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 to announce that a project to refurbish the Teviotdale Leisure Centre has now been agreed. The centre will provide a fantastic day out for all the family with the re-opened flume, a large soft play, some smaller play features in the pool, the upgraded café area and a welcoming reception area.
“The people of Hawick have long been seeking the re-opening of the flume and this will be a fantastic asset 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.”
Timings for the works are currently being planned and major redevelopments expected to start at the end of 2017. The project is expected to be completed in early 2018.
The opportunity will also be taken to update the accessibility provision at the centre as part of the redevelopment.