Portsmouth’s Pyramids Centre ready to reopen

The swimming pool at the Pyramids Centre will reopen next month
The swimming pool at the Pyramids Centre will reopen next month
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THE swimming pool at the Pyramids Centre in Southsea will reopen at the end of the month.

Events at the centre restarted last month and the leisure facilities will open to swimmers, fitness goers, spa users and soft play customers from Saturday, September 27.

Since the centre closed earlier this year, as a result of storm and flood damage, both Portsmouth City Council and BH Live have been working together to carry out a complex programme of repairs and planned improvements.

It included refurbished boilers, air handling units, repairs to poolside, a new cafe and fitness studio.

Mike Lyons, BH Live’s director of leisure facilities said: ‘While the centre has been closed, the support we have had from customers and local residents has been fantastic.

‘We have been working alongside Portsmouth City Council to reopen as soon as possible and, while most of the work done has been behind the scenes, there are improvements our customers will notice and the centre will be operating more efficiently to give an improved overall experience.’

Councillor Linda Symes, the council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: ‘This is the news customers and visitors have been waiting for.

‘The severe weather earlier in the year caused substantial problems forcing the closure of the Pyramids.

‘However ourselves and BH Live have taken the opportunity to bring forward maintenance works and make improvements to the centre.’