Work on the external car parking areas at Bath Leisure Centre will be getting underway today, Monday 10th July, as part of a £9 million refurbishment, with disruption expected until August.
From Monday 10th July until Thursday 10th August external works, including resurfacing the car parking areas, will be carried out.
To minimise disruption as much as possible the work will be carried out in phases starting with the closure of the underground car park from Monday 10th July until Wednesday 19th July.
While the number of available parking spaces is reduced, the nearest alternative car parks are at Manvers Street and Bath Cricket Club (parking charges apply).
Pedestrian access will be maintained, but some diversions may be in place and customers should remain aware of the works when in and around the centre.
Councillor Martin Veal (Conservative, Bathavon North), Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “The external works are an important compliment to the significant improvements which have taken place to the facilities within Bath Leisure Centre over the past year.
We are working to deliver the works in the car park as efficiently as possible to reduce the impact on visitors.
Bath Sports & Leisure Centre General Manager, Barnaby Rich, said: “All activities at the centre will be carrying on as planned while the external works are delivered and we look forward to seeing everyone as normal.”
Details of works phasing:
Monday 10th July to Wednesday 19th July: The undercroft car park will be closed at all times during the works period. The disabled spaces outside of the car park and those outside The Pavilion will be suspended to enable the safe manoeuvre and delivery of materials during the works period.
However, there will still be one disabled parking space available outside of the undercroft car park. All other parking bays will remain useable.
Thursday 20th July to Thursday 10th August: Temporary loss of spaces within the area beneath the walkway during the works. All other parking bays will remain useable.
There will be a diversion of existing pedestrian routes from the riverside area likely.
Thursday 3rd August to Thursday 10th August: Night time resurfacing works will take place outside of centre opening times.