Dromore Community Centre opens after £2.4million investment

Dromore Community Centre has re-opened its doors to the public following an investment of over £2.4m by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Friday, 13th November 2020, 10:58 am
Attending the re-opening of Dromore Community Centre was Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Kevin Savage with Vice-Chair of the Leisure & Community Services Committee, Councillor Margaret Tinsley and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Chief Executive, Roger Wilson.PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

This refurbishment project is part of Councils Leisure Transformation strategy developed to upgrade and improve leisure facilities across the borough.

This significant investment has modernised the centre, creating a spacious, multipurpose fitness facility, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with full disability access throughout

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Kevin Savage, said: “I am absolutely delighted to see this wonderful facility re-open its doors following months of extensive work and redevelopment.

“A real hub in the community, this centre opened to the public in the 90s with local residents embracing all it had to offer.

“I have no doubt users of the centre will be delighted when they see the refurbishments and I am certain it will serve a growing community for generations to come.”

Refurbishment works took just under 10 months and included the development of a two-storey extension to accommodate a new purpose built fitness suite, fitted with state-of-the-art exercise equipment on the upper floor, and new football changing facilities with capacity for four team rooms provided on the ground floor

The squash courts have been converted into a dual-purpose mini bowling alley and children’s party and community room, while the old gym will now be used as an additional multi-purpose exercise studio.

To accommodate an increased number of visitors, more car parking spaces have been provided and works have also been carried out to bring the building, which was built in 1993, up to modern energy efficiency and sustainability standards.

Restrictions on the use of the facility are currently in place in line with public health quidelines, with advanced booking required to safely access the gym at this time.

All other facilities will remain closed temporarily and until coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

For more information about Dromore Community Centre and information on how to pre-book your visit to the gym, visit www.getactiveabc.com. Alternatively, phone 028 9269 9070