Thorne Leisure Centre update

Investment works start on Thorne Leisure Centre

Works have now started to refurbish the venue as part of the local authority’s leisure investment plan.

The first package of works is focused on the pool hall, with asbestos removal first on the agenda. Contractors will then start working on replacing the aged plant and pipework before moving on to updating the pool area.

Further improvement and development works will take place during 2023.  

Chris Hone, development director for Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) who manage the venue, said: “We are really pleased to be starting work on this well-loved community asset.

“We are working closely with Doncaster Council and thank them for ensuring that funding has been made available for Thorne as part of the Leisure Improvement Programme.

“This funding was secured back in June, and we’ve been working behind the scenes to get the project moving as soon as possible.

“We apologise for the delay in works progressing, but we are working with partners in the construction industry who, like many industries, continue to have difficulty contracting services due to a shortage of tradespersons and delays of materials. However, we are in a position to get these enabling works moving and we know that the local community will be pleased to see progress on the site.

“It is great to see Doncaster council continuing to buck the trend of closing leisure centres permanently, understanding the importance of local assets for local people and while refurbishment works are taking longer than anticipated, they are being protected.”

While the venue remains closed, DCLT are providing a range of activities in the community, at Coulman Road Pavilion Thorne and Moorends Miners Welfare providing options for people to remain active and healthy.