The new changing rooms will look like those recently installed at Bronwydd in Porth.

The Council has confirmed that the changing rooms at Abercynon Sports Centre will soon undergo a significant refurbishment, thanks to £140,000 works funded through #RCTinvest. 

A recent announcement by the Council detailed a significant £250,000 investment throughout the Sports Centre in the coming months – including relining its main pool, upgrading the pool hall ventilation system and improving ceilings and lighting. This will complement upcoming changing room improvements in Abercynon, agreed by Cabinet in October 2017. 

The wider £750,000 changing room scheme – to refurbish leisure centre changing facilities across Rhondda Cynon Taf – began in February 2018. The first schemes were in Bronwydd Pool in Porth and Rhondda Sports Centre in Ystrad, while Abercynon Sports Centre will soon benefit from the investment. 

An initial phase of works in Abercynon will see work carried out on relining of the main pool, along with an upgrade of the pool hall ventilation system and improved ceiling and lighting. 

These works will then be followed by a second phase, of around £140,000 investment, which will include new changing room lockers and cubicles, works to shower facilities, repainting of walls and doors, and the replacement of ceilings and lighting. The Council will confirm the arrangements to facilitate the second phase of the works shortly. 

Councillor Ann Crimmings, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Heritage Services, said: “I am pleased with the progress being made with improving changing rooms at leisure centres across Rhondda Cynon Taf, after Cabinet agreed to release the funding last year. The investment forms part of the Council’s continued commitment to create modern leisure facilities in order to support its popular Leisure for Life initiative. 

“Building upon the ongoing £3m Leisure investment across the County Borough through the #RCTinvest Programme, the Council recently announced a significant £250,000 improvement scheme at Abercynon Sports Centre – and this is on top of the previously-agreed changing room scheme. 

“The changing room upgrades will be split into two phases – an initial £250,000 scheme, which will see the relining of the main pool, along with an upgrade of the pool hall ventilation system and improved ceiling and lighting.  This will then be followed by a separate £140,000 scheme, which will see new lockers, cubicles and shower facilities installed, rounding off the significant wider investment at Abercynon Sports Centre for users to enjoy for years to come.” 

Are you a Leisure for Life member? If not, register online today. 

Leisure for Life is an easy, affordable leisure membership that was introduced in line with the Council’s investment to encourage more people to get involved in leisure activities across Rhondda Cynon Taf. Members can enjoy unlimited access to Abercynon Sports Centre as well as, swimming, classes and indoor sport at all other Leisure Centres across the County Borough. 

For more details of all on offer at Abercynon Sports Centre visit www.rctcbc.gov.uk or call 01443 740141. Keep up to date with the latest leisure and fitness news around Rhondda Cynon Taf by searching for and liking your local/preferred Council leisure centre on Facebook. 

Booking classes and sessions has also never been easier - you can now do this via the Leisure for Life APP. Download the new Leisure for Life APP for more information about its benefits.


Posted on Wednesday 15th August 2018

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