WINSFORD’S new £10.8m Lifestyle Centre passed its first big test with flying colours this week.
The swimming pool, which will become the centrepiece of the complex, was filled with water for the first time to check for leaks.
John Grimshaw, lead councillor for Recreation, said: “This is going to be a fantastic addition to Winsford, and Vale Royal, and it is good to see it moving along quickly.”
The facility, which will replace Winsford’s current sports complex and civic hall when completed in April 2009, will also include an internet café, a bar and a function room for up to 500 people.
The sporty side of the complex will feature two squash courts, a multi- purpose sports hall and a fully equipped 50-station gym and dance studio.