£900k renovation complete at March leisure centre

Official opening of the George Campbell Centre in March, Michelle Tanfield (cabinet member) in the the new fitness area, with Andy Cornwell (left) Duty Centre Manager.'Also in pic District and Town Council Members and other guests at the opening. ANL-150722-090137009
Official opening of the George Campbell Centre in March, Michelle Tanfield (cabinet member) in the the new fitness area, with Andy Cornwell (left) Duty Centre Manager.'Also in pic District and Town Council Members and other guests at the opening. ANL-150722-090137009
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A Fenland leisure centre has been officially opened after a £900,000 renovation project.

People in March are now able to work out in the new-look George Campbell Leisure Centre, which has a new pool room and bigger gym.

Fenland District Council cabinet member Michelle Tanfield cut the ribbon during a ceremony on Tuesday last week.

A larger gym, new fitness studio and improved pool are among the fantastic facilities at the centre.

Mrs Tanfield said: “What we now have is a massive asset for March and for Fenland – a fantastic facility in a brilliant location, providing a leisure centre the town can truly be proud of.” The renovation project received £217,000 from Sport England, with the remainder footed by the district council.

The centre was closed for just a few days while contractors GB Constructors completed the renovations.

Members are now able to work out in a gym which has doubled in size and boasts views over West End Park.

The swimming pool now has a new roof and replaced liner, along with village style changing rooms.

A new purpose-built exercise studio has been added as a result of the project, along with improvements at reception, including a new roof.

Cladding and insulation have also be added to the outside of the building.

Jonathan Couves from Sport England said: “These new and improved facilities are bound to mean that more people will come in to swim and exercise.

“So as well as encouraging healthier lifestyles they will bring in more money for the council. Everyone’s a winner here.”

Dennis Freeman-Wright from the Amateur Swimming Association said: “This is brilliant – a real transformation.”

George Campbell’s daughter Anne was unable to attend the ceremony but sent a message praising the improvements. She said: “We hope they will be enjoyed by as many townspeople as possible. He would be rightly proud of what has been achieved on behalf of March.”