The swimming pool at Halesowen Leisure Centre has re-opened today (Mon) as the “last piece in the jigsaw” of a multi-million pound revamp.
Contractors have now completed the final phase of the works and swimmers were welcomed back to the leisure centre from 6.30am.
The centre’s transformation also includes a new changing village, high-spec gym, soft play area, café and a wellness suite with power assisted gym equipment.
Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:
"While the delays have been immensely frustrating for everyone, I am really pleased that we are finally in a position to get the pool back open again.
"We’ve had fantastic feedback from centre users on the other elements of the project and I know many customers can’t wait to get back in the pool, myself included.
"It is the last piece in the jigsaw of a major revamp which has transformed the facility inside and out. Along with the new £18m Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in Dudley and improvements at Crystal in Stourbridge, it represents the biggest investment in leisure services the borough has seen for decades."
For information on opening times, activities, classes and memberships at the three borough leisure centres, go to www.dbleisure.co.uk.