Saturday, 14 September 2013

Arthur Hill Pool And Fitness Studio Re-Opened

Residents are reminded that the Arthur Hill Pool and Fitness Studio has re-opened following a four  month closure for essential repairs.The leisure centre had to be temporarily closed at the beginning of May for a structural survey followed by essential repairs.

Paul Gittings, Readings Lead Councillor for Culture, Sport and Consumer Services, said:

“I am certain regular users of Arthur Hill will be pleased to see it is now re-open. These were essential works and I’d like to thank all of those people for their patience while the centre was closed.”
Areas of work completed during the closure which included:
  • Repairs to the main concrete and steel beams in plant room
  • Repairs to leaking mains water supply
  • Installation of additional steel frame support to repaired concrete beams in plant room
  • Cracks in pool tank repaired
  • Leaks in pipes repaired
  • Windows made safe
  • New door fitted to the mens’ toilet
  • Specialist floor coating on pool side to prevent water ingress
  • Hand rails in disabled change
  • Cycle racks back in to use
Arthur Hill Pool & Fitness Studio is the oldest of the sports facility in Reading. Built in 1911 it retains much of its original character. The Gym offers an excellent range of equipment and a circuit training facility, while the centre also offers a good programme of swimming courses, sessions and classes along with a dedicated 'Spin Studio'.

For details of facilities available for public use at Arthur Hill, please call 0118 937 5057 or go to

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