Thank you for your patience whilst we have been working on our strategy for the Highbury Pool & Gym Refurbishment Project. This has been a very complex process considering all options including a temporary studio, alternative leisure venues and looking at wider Venue use outside of Leisure Centres in the Community.
This has taken us weeks to put together, so we do apologise for the delay in communication, but have worked hard with our Contractor to get to this confirmed position.
Due to the success and popularity of the Highbury Programme our vision has always been to keep a Studio provision at the centre during this challenging period. From the week beginning on Monday 3rd October the Studios and Health Suite area will be closed. We are creating one temporary Studio space at Highbury using part of Studio 2 and the Gym, this will be ready and in use from Monday 17th October.
For the two weeks whilst the Studios above are out of use, we are displacing the Programme across other locations in the Borough, timetables available at Reception and will also be available online.
Then when one Studio is back in use from Monday 17th October some classes will move back to Highbury, and the remaining classes Highbury had on its Programme, will continue to operate in other locations in the Borough, again timetables available at Reception and will also be available online.
The Programmes will be in place for customers to choose their classes and booking procedure will remain the same. The programmes at reception shows where the classes are taking place and anything orange is where we have displaced your classes, anything green is where an alternative takes place in the borough already and red has not been possible to relocated due to space.
The works in this part of the building will take place for 35 weeks, taking us up to early June 2017, with expected completion of the whole Project in September 2017.
In relation to the Health Suite, this will be out of action from Monday 3rd October for the full 35 weeks. Alternative provisions are available across the Borough at Sobell Leisure Centre, Archway Leisure Centre, Cally Pool & Gym, Islington Tennis Centre & Gym and Ironmonger Row Baths.
We appreciate there will disruption during this time and will require you all as members to make alternative arrangements. We do ask you bear with us and can assure you the new additions to Highbury Pool & Gym will be worth the wait and disruption.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the team or email us.