Plymouth Life Centre completion date confirmed

Plymouth Life Centre
Image caption Managers are planning to open to the public in March

Contractors have confirmed a completion date for Plymouth's new leisure facility in Central Park.

Builders Balfour Beatty will officially hand over the £46.5m building on 27 February 2012.

As well as the 10-lane, 50m swimming pool and multi-purpose sports hall, the centre includes a 15m climbing wall and bowling rink.

Councillor Vivien Pengelly said people could "finally start counting down the days to using the incredible facility".

Life Centre managers Everyone Active together with the council are planning to open the facility over the weekend of Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2012, following a fit-out and staff training.

Ms Pengelly said: "We promised local residents and the sporting community a centre of the highest quality and that is what they will get - we will not be cutting any corners.

"There are just a few months now until we open the doors and people will be absolutely bowled over when they get to see everything the centre has to offer. I am over the moon."

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