Work is progressing on a Sport England and Leeds City Council funded scheme to improve Aireborough Leisure Centre.
At the same time, the council is opening a new Community Hub at the centre, including relocating Guiseley library and providing access to a range of council services in one place. The centre will then be known as Active Leeds, Aireborough Centre.
Update on re-opening
Q. The Pool has been closed for over a year when will it open?
A. The pools closed in June 2017 to allow asbestos surveys and removals to be undertaken. The dry-side activities in the rest of the Leisure Centre have remained open throughout the works. The contractors started on site in September 2017, following the initial asbestos removals. The construction contract is now expected to complete at the end of July 2019, there will then follow a four week period for client (centre) fit-out. A final opening date will be published as soon as possible.
Q. Why such a long delay?
A. Due to the age of the building, a number of issues have arisen during the contract period, which did not appear on the initial condition surveys and could not have been identified until parts of the building were opened up. It was considered prudent to take the opportunity to address these issues whilst the contractor is on site. The main issues were;