Meadowlands Leisure Centre re-opens doors after £1.8m refurbishment

This weekend saw the Mayor of Tavistock visit Meadowlands Leisure Centre to celebrate the official opening of the stunning new studio, cafe and gym following an £1.8m refurbishment.

The grand opening celebrations on Saturday 23rd February included something for everyone no matter what their age. The fun packed schedule featured gym taster sessions, health assessments, a rowing challenge plus fun sessions in the pool!

The extensive improvements,which breathe new life into Tavistock's treasured leisure centre, were led by Fusion Lifestyle, the UK's leading sports and leisure charity. One of the biggest additions is the creation of the new gym, filled with the latest equipment, free weights, and functional fitness apparatus. It will have three dedicated instructors, offering inductions and tailored fitness programmes. The new studio is a tailor-made space for classes that will include yoga, Pilates,spinning, circuits, and Les Mills Body Pump.

As a result of the works, Meadowlands Leisure Centre now boasts a wide variety of ways for the whole community to get active, from swimming in the four-lane pool -complete with new poolside changing facilities, lazy river, water slide and fountain - to a packed timetable of exercise classes that reflect contemporary fitness trends. For those looking to socialise as well as keeping fit, the new café has an outdoor area overlooking Tavistock Park and beside the River Tavy.  

Simon Smith, Contract Manager, Fusion Lifestyle said: "The completion of the work at Meadowlands Leisure Centre is a major milestone, which will significantly enhance the experience for our customers and those in the local area. These improvement works will ensure this popular leisure centre can be enjoyed for years to come by the community. We are committed to nurturing and maintaining local sports and leisure facilities, which includes making a serious investment in their improvement and long-term upkeep."

Cllr Robert Sampson, West Devon Borough Council's Lead Member for Commercial Services said: "Wow what a total transformation! I am absolutely delighted to see Meadowland's total makeover.  Through our partnership with Fusion, we have been able to significantly upgrade our health and leisure facilities here in Tavistock.  This is exactly what we wanted to achieve by signing the leisure contract with Fusion, this is something that we would not have been able to do on our own.  It is the people of our borough and local communities who will be the real winners because they now have this first-class facility right on their doorstep."