Sussex

K2 Crawley Leisure centre improvement plan proposed

K2 Crawley

A scheme to improve a West Sussex sports centre so that it can also host concerts and other entertainment is being proposed.

A £650,000 investment in the K2 Crawley leisure centre would include expansion of the gymnastics hall and extra rooms for children's parties.

Crawley Borough Council said the planned changes would reduce costs to the council by about £60,000 per year.

A public consultation on the plans will end on 21 December.

The council said that the current indoor bowls area would be removed as part of the plans which would allow the venue to be large enough for music, comedy and entertainment performances in the main hall.

There will also be second gymnastics space and a three-level soft play area.

Hawth Gymnastics, which uses the facilities has a waiting list of more than 1,000 children. The proposed changes would reduce this to about 400.

The council said it was consulting with two other bowls clubs so that K2 Crawley bowls players could use their facilities.

Councillor Lenny Walker said: "The bowls area at K2 Crawley is not well used and we know there is a demand for gymnastics and soft play."

A decision will be made by the council's cabinet in early 2013.

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