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Keresley Community Centre Redevelopment

Published on Friday, 23rd November 2018

Work has begun this week at Keresley Community Centre to extend the current gym area.

The work which aims to be completed by mid-December will include improvement of facilities and fitness delivery as well as providing job opportunities and the extension to a small on-site business.

NBBC have worked closely with gym owner Elizabeth Lakic to secure £5,000 funding for the project. The redevelopment work will double the size of the gym facility and enable a host of additional provisions including drop-in sessions, sports massage and one to one coaching. GP referral cases to will also be handled on site.

Community organisation Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sport helped with funding for the redevelopment. Vicky Joel, Director said:

“We at CSW Sport are delighted to have worked with NBBC and Liz on this project. We are so pleased that the investment will impact directly on the Keresley community by enabling them to access a local facility that they can be proud of. Liz’s drive and determination is inspiring and we look forward to following the progress.”

The facility currently offers reasonably priced personal training sessions in small groups but gym owner Elizabeth Lakic hopes that the redevelopment will enable provision of a full-time pay-monthly facility. Elizabeth said:

“We want to open up the facility to as many different people as possible across all levels of fitness to ensure that more people can lead an active lifestyle. I am proud to say that the business has grown tremendously over the past 7 years and the redevelopment work will be a great boost to the centre.  I hope that local people will enjoy using the new facilities.”

Cllr Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for Arts, Leisure and Economic Development said: 

“The increased health and fitness facilities will bring a much needed boost to the local area. The development work will not only provide a host of extra health and fitness facilities to the local community but also provide opportunities for employment.”

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