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Essential work planned for Court Garden

Higginson Park and Court Garden entrance sign

Court Garden Leisure Complex is to undergo essential maintenance work over the next year, with plans to help limit the impact on centre users.

The works will ensure the popular leisure complex remains fit for use. It was built in 1975 and many parts are now at the end of their lifecycle. A condition survey was carried out in September 2016 and in March 2017 Cabinet agreed a budget of £2million for the revamp which will include:

  • refurbishment of the existing changing rooms
  • mechanical and engineering works including a new combined boiler, some LED lighting, ventilation and general electrical services
  • roofing works
  • replacement of the flooring in the sports hall
  • refurbishment of the pool and pool hall.

Cllr Graham Peart, Cabinet Member for Community, said: “A lot of the work will be behind the scenes, sorting out essential, ‘boring but important’ elements that keep a busy, popular leisure centre operating.

“There will inevitably be some disruption while this essential work is carried out, but we are taking measures to minimise the impact on customers as far as possible.”

When council meets on Thursday 21 February councillors are expected to agree that the tenders for the work will be managed by Places Leisure (PL), the company that manages the complex on behalf of Wycombe District Council. This will enable the work to be coordinated with the day-to-day running of the complex and thus minimise the impact on customers.