Templemore Sports Complex to undergo summer refurbishment
24 March 2017
Templemore Sports Complex is to benefit from refurbishment works to the tune of £150,000 which will be carried out over three weeks throughout August this year.
Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Health and Community Committee last week approved a proposal to close the facility for three weeks to accommodate the reinvestment works.
The improvements will include the modernisation of the front of house and reception area, the introduction of bespoke family changing and disabled changing areas, and the creation of male and female group changing areas. The health suite and sauna will also be upgraded, with additional improvement work to some of the equipment at the building.
Head of Community Development and Leisure with Council, Barry O’Hagan, explained that the essential maintenance and refurbishment work would improve general standards for users bringing them into line with other Council facilities.
“I am delighted to be able to confirm that the Templemore Sports Complex will be undergoing some much needed refurbishment over the coming months which will enhance the general experience for leisure users.
“It’s estimated that the main body of work will take around three weeks to complete, and during this time we will seek to accommodate users with access to alternative facilities at our other leisure sites.
“The work is a demonstration of our commitment to retaining a high standard of service at all Council leisure centres, and we look forward to embarking on the programme of works in the summer. We appreciate the co-operation of the public and our regular users will return to a range of new and improved facilities at the refurbished centre.”
The work is due to commence on Monday July 31, running to Sunday the 20th August 2017, and customers, user groups and the general public will receive further information regarding the plans when all arrangements for the work have been finalised.
The refurbishment is an interim improvement scheme before the full redevelopment of the site, with plans for a state of the art new facility planned as part of Council’s capital development programme. In December 2016 Council launched a European wide process to procure the services of an integrated design team to progress a number of strategic capital developments for the district including Templemore.
Once appointed the team will work closely with Council officers in developing what will be landmark facilities for the Templemore and Strabane areas.