A child’s play area, a high end spin and cycle studio and a 3G pitch are some of the planned investments for leisure centres in Carmarthen and Ammanford.
Over £2 million is being ploughed into the centres to ensure sport facilities are fit for the future.
The money, earmarked for Carmarthen and Ammanford leisure centres out of the council’s capital programme, will enhance current facilities, community provision and offer customers a better experience.
Works at the centre in Carmarthen will include a new child’s play area with a bashbag, tri deck climber, spinning door, dangly snake cluster, a ride on playshape, log ramp, racing slide, wobbly mirror, pyramid puzzle and much more. There will be a junior and toddler area, seating section and a café point. Outdoor facilities will be updated including resurfacing the athletics track and astro turf facilities and a previously unused area will also house sports courts. These new works will complement the recently refurbished state of the art gyms and Synergy.
A new 3G pitch and outdoor sports court facility – both floodlit – will be installed at Ammanford Leisure Centre.
Additional parking will also be created at both sites to meet current demand and improvements will be made to ease traffic flow.
The council’s executive board member for leisure, Cllr Peter Hughes-Griffiths said: “More people than ever are using the centres to get more active and healthy, so it is critical that we are able to provide them with modern facilities that compete with a busy private sector market. If we don’t invest we face the possibility of losing our customers which would have a long term effect on the viability of our leisure centres. We are pleased we are making this significant investment which will benefit our members and the local community and schools.”
Works will be phased in over the next two years.