The biggest leisure centre in south Birmingham will reopen in January following repairs and a ‘mini facelift’, it has been announced.
Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre has been closed since August this year after a ‘technical failure’ – but has also undergone some improvements.
Facilities at the centre include a four-lane 25m pool as well as a wave machine and 50m flume and the centre is also popular with roller skaters.
Even the adjacent golf course, which opened in 1926, has also been closed.
Birmingham Community Leisure Trust has revealed that gym-goers will be welcomed back on January 4, 2021.
All available facilities will have Covid Safe procedures in place.
The gym will be open for members, non-members and Be Active members.
Gym equipment will be returned to Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre from Billesley Tennis and Fitness Centre.
The leisure centre said the facility will also benefit from a few new pieces of gym equipment as part of a ‘mini facelift’.
The leisure pool will reopen for lane swimming, Be Active sessions, swimming lessons, family sessions, fun sessions and school swimming.
Some “much-needed improvements” to the centre have been made during the closure.
These include a full redecoration of the reception and general foyer area along with an upgrade to the entry gates.
New flooring to the shower areas in our gym changing rooms. The female toilets have had a mini refurb including the installation of new LED lighting.
New flooring has been fitted in the poolside changing rooms and showers, as well as improvements to all lockers and fixtures.
The August closure came despite a £2 million refurbishment of the centre in January 2017 which included a 135-station gym with brand new equipment, new locker facilities in the wet village changing area, and refurbishment of the changing areas (inc. wet village) and reception area.
Pete Smith, general manager for Birmingham Community Leisure Trust, said: “We are so pleased to be able to once again reopen Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre.
“We can’t wait to welcome back our members into our centre and show off the work we’ve had done. We’ve had a mini facelift and have redecorated the reception area.
“Our gym equipment will be coming back from Billesley Tennis and Fitness Centre and the gym equipment will be socially distanced so members can work out safely and comfortably.
“We will also have a couple of pieces of new equipment for members to try out.”
Dawn Page, deputy contract manager for Birmingham Community Leisure Trust, added: “I’m pleased with how the works are coming along and everything is on track for us to reopen the centre 4th January.
“It will be fantastic to see our wonderful community members using our facilities again.”