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Hounslow makes a £2million splash to transform its leisure centres

Residents are invited to have their say on plans to spruce up three of the borough's leisure centres

New Chiswick Pool(Image: TMS)

A new wave of plans to give leisure centres in Hounslow a multi-million pound boost have been unveiled.

A huge £2million is being splashed out to spruce up pools and changing facilities at three venues in the borough, in a move to keep families active, fit and healthy.

A major overhaul of the dated Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre, Isleworth Leisure Centre and New Chiswick Pool are on the cards to begin later this year.

Residents are being invited to have their say on the plans put together by Hounslow Council and Fusion Lifestyle, which manages the leisure centres.

Proposals can be viewed and any feedback given over the next week two weeks in the leisure centres.

Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre

Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre(Image: Google Maps)

There are plans for a major makeover at the Hanworth site in Uxbridge Road, according to the proposals.

It will will feature a splash pad for safe water play and new starter blocks for competitive swimming.

The investment will create a new tiled surround, plus a new pool lining and pool lane markings in the main pool.

There are plans to fully refurbish and transform the flume pool into a learner pool.

This will mean there will be more space to take on people for swimming lessons, the council said.

In addition a non-slip flooring will be added to the balcony area for safety.

Changing rooms will be redecorated and floors and shower areas will undergo a refurb.

Isleworth Leisure Centre

Isleworth Leisure Centre(Image: Google)

Privacy is at the forefront of plans for the Isleworth Leisure Centre in Twickenham Road.

An improved viewing area looking on at the lagoon pool is included in new plans for this centre.

It will feature special windows to give privacy for parents, guardians and their children.

The ceiling in the pool area will have new lighting, plus updated facilities around the pool area to make it look less tired.

New Chiswick Pool

A revamp of the pool area and changing facilities are part of plans to transform the centre in Edensor Road, Chiswick.

The pool will have new pool lining and pool lane markings, while the surrounding area and benching will be tiled.

In the changing rooms floors and ceilings will be renovated by specialist contractors.

The upkeep of the hall area will see its ceiling and high level structures redecorated and window frames refurbished.

Olympian Duncan Goodhew at New Chiswick Pool(Image: TMS)

Councillor Samia Chaudhary, cabinet member for green policy and leisure at Hounslow Council, said: “We are committed to providing opportunities for all our residents to be able to live healthy, active lifestyles and improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

“Investment into the leisure centres across the borough will mean that residents will be able to be supported in taking up an activity, keeping fit and healthy.

"It also means that more and more people can interact with the community in which they live.”

Staff will be available across the leisure centres to discuss the plans.

Anthony Cawley, operations director at Fusion Lifestyle said: “We have made a commitment to nurture these sports and leisure facilities in Hounslow, and this includes making a serious investment in their improvement and upkeep.

"Our plans for all the centres have been designed to improve the experience for our members and the public, providing them with better facilities.

“It is a privilege to be involved in the running of these incredibly popular and important sites across Hounslow, and it is our role to ensure that they continue to serve the community for years to come, whether that’s providing a major new addition to the site, or refurbishing much-loved tired facilities."

Residents can email their views to either isleworth-feedback@fusion-lifestyle.com , hanworth-feedback@fusion-lifestyle.com , or newchiswick-feedback@fusion-lifestyle.com .

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