Langley Leisure Centre reopens

Community Projects  |  22 June 2018

Langley Leisure Centre opened the doors to its gym and fitness studios on Tuesday following an extensive year-long refurbishment. This follows on from a successful launch weekend at Salt Hill Activity Centre, where more than 1,000 people flocked to join in with a free community open day.

Langley Leisure Centre, which is being managed by Everyone Active in partnership with Slough Borough Council, is now offering visitors access to a significantly larger, 100-station fitness suite complete with the latest industry technology, and renovated group exercise studios.

On Wednesday 27th June, the centre’s newly tiled swimming pool and regenerated spa area, which includes a steam room and spa pool, will also open. All of the facilities can now be accessed more easily with the introduction of an extended car park.

The site on Parlaunt Road is the second leisure facility in Slough to reopen in as many weeks. Salt Hill Activity Centre officially opened its doors on Monday 11th June after undergoing a 12 month renovation that has seen the building transformed from a ten-pin bowling alley into a state-of-the-art indoor activity centre. Slough Ice Arena also relaunched in April, and Montem Leisure Centre will be replaced with a state-of-the-art centre facility on Farnham Road in 2019.

Sally Thomas-Ellis, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “The past two weeks have been fantastic for sports and leisure in Slough. Existing venues have been improved and reintroduced, along with a wealth of brand new facilities for the whole community to enjoy.

“Langley was a hub of activity in the locality before it closed for a refurbishment last year. I’m confident that extensive improvements mean it is now even better placed to serve the needs of the community and provide a wealth of new sporting opportunities for people in Slough.”

Langley is the latest facility to be completed under Slough Borough Council’s £62million leisure strategy. Visitors are invited to come and see the new facilities for free during an open day on Saturday 7th July. The event will be attended by athletics legend, Colin Jackson who will be hosting a circuit class on the day.

Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: “We’re delighted to see one of the borough’s prime leisure sites welcome the public back through its doors. The transformed Langley Leisure Centre will attract people who live and work in the east of the town to improve their health and wellbeing.

“This is an exciting year for leisure development in Slough. The council is currently undertaking the biggest overhaul of the town’s infrastructure in over a generation and will deliver a range of state-of-the-art leisure facilities that will meet the varied needs of our residents.”

These exciting leisure developments are being delivered by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, which is driving regeneration across the town.

Andy Howell, SUR general manager, said: “We have been working hard to deliver the council’s investment in the town’s leisure facilities and are delighted to be making such good progress. As the third project to be completed this year, Langley Leisure Centre is going to provide more fitness and leisure activities for local residents and encourage active healthy lifestyles!”