So, the builders have been busy here at Penistone Leisure Centre and you can see the progress they’ve made now!
They’ve installed a new partition in the ceiling, which will allow us to separate the hall into two spaces using an acoustic curtain (being installed on Thursday next week!). This will allow us to offer more classes at PLC, as the majority of our classes don’t need the space of the whole hall, so at peak times we are under used!
The work in the back room is moving quickly now. This room used to be a dark and cold space which was barely used. The builders are raising up the floor level, so that it is level with the hall and installing a new blockwork floor. They’ll also be removing the large roller shutter at the back, and replacing it with large floor to ceiling windows which will give a nice view down over the field to the back of the centre. This room will eventually become the new Gym Room, but will be used as a buffer space to move other areas of the building in to, whilst renovations are undertaken on other rooms first!
The back room is the start of our main project, ‘Sporting Penistone Upgrade’, using a grant from EPIP (funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development) and Section 106 money from BMBC.
We’ve got so much going on at Penistone Leisure Centre! Could you spare a few hours a week to volunteer your expertise in some way? We have volunteer roles available for everyone! Drop us an email on [email protected] or sign up for our ‘Friends of Penistone Leisure Centre’ Scheme HERE