Sport England has awarded Maidstone Leisure Centre important funding to help improve its swimming pool at the complex.

The government funding is aimed at improving the energy of public facilities and the Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) owned leisure centre has received £516,000 to install heat recovery systems and replace boilers.

MBC Leisure Facility Manager, Mike Evans said:

The funding from Sport England is fantastic news for Maidstone Leisure Centre and for all the people who use it and will help make the building more efficient and reduce energy costs.

The Council’s further investment into the leisure centre this year will improve the customer experience ensuring that it continues to be a place where people can enjoy active lifestyles.

Clive Bradburn, Chair of Maidstone Leisure Trust said:

This is excellent news for Maidstone Leisure Centre and our customers. This generous Sport England funding will help us on our journey towards a more environmentally friendly, sustainable future for this much-loved community-focused facility.

Lisa Dodd-Mayne, Sport England Executive Director said:

Swimming pools and leisure centres are vital community resources and are enormously important in helping people to be physically active.  Sport England is proud of the role we’ve played in supporting these facilities through this difficult period.  We hope this funding announcement will enable more public pools to improve their energy efficiency to be more environmentally and financially sustainable, so they remain available for future generations to enjoy.

By Ed

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