Trafford Community Leisure Trust opens new changing rooms at its Urmston Leisure Centre

TRAFFORD Community Leisure Trust has unveiled the newly refurbished changing rooms at its Urmston Leisure Centre, after completion of a £300,000 redevelopment programme.

The old female and male wet changing rooms and the sauna suite have been knocked out and merged to provide one large changing 'village' to cater for all types of swimmers.

Contained within the ‘village’ are numerous private changing cubicles with a section of larger cubicles created specifically for families.

A huge selection of lockers is provided in a variety of shapes and sizes.

The area has 10 private shower cubicles including two family showers. In addition there are five pre-swim showers.

The toilet areas have also been refurbished.

Bernie Jones, chief executive of the leisure trust, said the new changing room development is a “direct response to the demands of customers and the market needs.”

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10:42pm Mon 19 Nov 12

SteveMW says...

There new changing rooms are a great improvement, but there are good and bad points. The family changing cubicles are great - much easier with kids than before. However there are a couple of problems. The first is that parents with young children having lessons used to be able to walk to the poolside gate with them or to collect them. As the only access is via the showers now, this is no longer possible. A consequence of this is parents congregating around the entrance to the showers and as the nearest cubicles are very close, access is completely blocked for everyone else. Secondly, the large array of new lockers consists of a small number of large lockers and many, many very small ones. The small ones are too small for family use and the big ones are all quickly taken - when arriving with my three children, I don't have 4 pound coins on me for four small lockers, I have 1 coin and one large bag to make carrying the clothes from the cubicle to the locker easier. Last Saturday, I was completely unable to find a locker until someone else was leaving; spending at least 5 minutes looking for a locker first.
There new changing rooms are a great improvement, but there are good and bad points. The family changing cubicles are great - much easier with kids than before. However there are a couple of problems. The first is that parents with young children having lessons used to be able to walk to the poolside gate with them or to collect them. As the only access is via the showers now, this is no longer possible. A consequence of this is parents congregating around the entrance to the showers and as the nearest cubicles are very close, access is completely blocked for everyone else. Secondly, the large array of new lockers consists of a small number of large lockers and many, many very small ones. The small ones are too small for family use and the big ones are all quickly taken - when arriving with my three children, I don't have 4 pound coins on me for four small lockers, I have 1 coin and one large bag to make carrying the clothes from the cubicle to the locker easier. Last Saturday, I was completely unable to find a locker until someone else was leaving; spending at least 5 minutes looking for a locker first. SteveMW
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