Burst pipe forces closure of South Shields leisure centre

A burst pipe has forced the closure of a multi-million pound seafront leisure centre 'until further notice.'

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 1:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 2:46 pm
Haven Point

Council chiefs have closed the doors on Haven Point in Pier Parade after confirming a pipe has burst.

It is unclear how long the venue, which was opened less than three years ago at a cost of £16m, will remain shut to the public.

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Signs on the door state the building is closed due to technical difficulties.

A statement from South Tyneside Council said: “South Tyneside Council is advising residents that Haven Point is closed until further notice, due to a burst pipe.

“People are reminded that they can use any of the borough’s other leisure facilities at Hebburn Central, Temple Park, Monkton Stadium or Jarrow Pool.”