Investment in new wet side changing at Kingfisher Leisure Centre

Createability has started work on a £450,000 redevelopment of the wet side changing rooms at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Kingston Upon Thames.

The centre, which is managed by Places for People Leisure (PfP) on behalf of Kingston Council, is undergoing a complete refurbishment of its changing village, jointly funded by Sport England and PfP.

Leisure design and build specialist Createability has reconfigured the existing space to include more lockers and cubicles, including family, group and disabled changing, as well as additional toilet facilities. Individual shower cubicles have also been included in the main changing area design, as well as a refurbishment of the existing pool side drench showers.

“The new design is more family orientated,” says Ian Cotgrave, Managing Director of Createability. “There was limited space to work with but we have managed to fit a lot in, including a number of shower cubicles within the main changing area, enabling customers to wash in private after their swim.”

Marie O’Loughlin, Contracts Manager for PfP Leisure, said: “The works will greatly improve the facility for our customers and will enable Places for People Leisure to further develop our swimming offer to the local community. Our partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston is much valued and this refurbishment will further enhance this great working relationship to offer better facilities accessible to all. We would also like to thank current centre users for their patience over this period and we cannot wait to see the finished results.”

The swimming pool will remain open throughout the work with temporary changing facilities set up in the centre’s squash court and lockers in the gym and cafe area. Work is due to complete at the end of May.

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Editor’s notes:
Createability are a design and build specialist working in the trust, local authority and education sectors. Over the last 20 years they have delivered more than 500 developments worth over £50 million.

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