Work to begin on million pound Chase Leisure Centre upgrade

Chase Leisure Centre is to receive a facelift as part of a £1 million redevelopment.

Work will begin in late autumn, with a refresh of existing gym and studio areas and three new spaces being created in place of the existing indoor bowling green. All works are targeted to be completed in spring 2019.

A new cycle studio will feature the latest Technogym equipment and include Les Mills immersive cycling experience ‘The Trip’, which takes customers to landscapes across the world using leading audio and visual equipment.

The new functional training area will feature a fixed functional rig, accessories and cardio equipment to support high intensity small group training, while a new multi-purpose space will provide a home for parties, community events and a general meeting environment.

An upgrade of the existing gym includes the arrival of several pieces of Technogym equipment, including the Skillmill, Skillrun and Skillrow products, as well as new features including flooring and lighting. Virtual classes will be introduced to the existing studio space through new audio and visual equipment

This latest investment from leisure provider Inspiring healthy lifestyles, which follows the Council’s multi-million pound upgrade in 2012, represents a commitment to developing facilities that best meet the needs of residents and encourage them to be more active.

Peter Burt, managing director of Inspiring healthy lifestyles, said: “This latest development sees further first class leisure and fitness facilities coming to Chase Leisure Centre. It becomes only the second leisure centre in the country to take on ‘The Trip’ cycling programme, which is indicative of our ambitions to innovate in order to best serve our customers, and create leisure environments that help them live happy and healthy lives.”

Councillor Christine Mitchell, Portfolio Leader for Culture and Sport at Cannock Chase Council, said: “I am very excited that work is due to start on the improvements at Chase Leisure Centre.

“Residents of Cannock Chase will be able to use the latest gym equipment and take part in virtual classes.”

Councillor Mitchell added: “One of our priorities at Cannock Chase Council is community wellbeing and these improved leisure facilities in the District provide residents with even more opportunities to have healthy and active lifestyles and assist us with our aim.”

Disruption will be kept to a minimum during the works, with the gym being temporarily relocated to the cleared indoor bowling area to allow the existing gym area to be renovated. Once completed, the renovated gym will reopen to customers and work will then begin on the three new spaces, with total completion targeted for spring 2019.

More information and updates on the redevelopment can be found at inspiringhealthylifestyles.org/chase.