The impressive progress on a new state of the art gym and exercise facility for Abergavenny residents has been praised by two Monmouthshire councillors

Since the end of August, work has continued at pace on the £1.7million renovation of Abergavenny Leisure Centre, introducing a much larger open plan gym, a spin studio, an exercise and dance studio and new changing rooms.

Councillor Lisa Dymock, cabinet member for community wellbeing and social justice, who is overseeing the project, visited the site last Wednesday with council leader Councillor Richard John.

Cllr Lisa Dymock said: “Our contractors ISG are making fantastic progress with this exciting new development for the people of Abergavenny.

“This complete refurbishment of the upstairs of the leisure centre is going to make a massive difference to the fitness offer at the leisure centre, making it a far more open and attractive environment.

“We’re really excited about the improved offer for local residents that will come with a more modern environment and brand new gym equipment.

“I’m really grateful to leisure centre users for their co-operation and understanding while the work is going on and also to the staff and pupils at King Henry VIII School for use of the school gym as an interim alternative while the leisure centre is undergoing its transformation.”

Cllr Richard John said: “I’m delighted to see the rapid progress at Abergavenny Leisure Centre, which is really taking shape and will be open to the public in a matter of weeks.

“Money has been tight in councils in Wales in the past few years, but instead of closing leisure centres, I’m really proud that we’re investing in them, making them better facilities for residents of all ages.”