Hebburn residents and visitors will soon be able to take their first look inside the town’s new multi-million pound community facility.
Hebburn Central will open its doors to the public on Monday, June 15, from 12pm.
This is a very exciting moment for the town centre.The Mayor of South Tyneside, Richard Porthouse, said
The new Mayor, Coun Richard Porthouse, and Paralympic gold medal-winning swimmer Josef Craig will open the £13million facility and unveil a plaque.
Throughout the day, there will be various free class taster sessions on offer as well as fitness classes and library activities. The pools will be open for public swimming from 12pm to 7pm.
Coun Porthouse, said: “Hebburn Central is a key element of the town’s transformation and I am delighted and proud to be able to open it.
“This fantastic new building is the result of a long-standing aim to give residents facilities fit for the 21st century and it is going to become a real focal point for local people of all ages.
“This is a very exciting moment for the town centre and one which heralds the beginning of a vibrant new future for Hebburn.
Construction of the building was completed this week, and there will now be a period of commissioning, testing and cleaning ahead of the public opening.
The two-storey building includes a six-lane swimming pool, a learner pool with bubble pools, sauna and steam room, fitness suite, sports hall, dance studio, soft play area, library, learning centre and cafe, as well as meeting rooms, a customer service centre and an outdoor games area.
The outside of the building is clad in special weathering steel panels, famously used on the Angel of the North.