Albert Avenue Pools and Fitness, including a new outdoor lido and splash pad, fitness gym and class studio, opened to the public today.
Following extensive investment and indoor transformation, the West Hull facility welcomed users back today at 9.30am, for the first time since its closure in October 2021.
The centre now boasts a 60-station fitness gym which contains brand new cardio and resistance machines, Olympic free weights equipment and a functional fitness rig including a resistance sled, providing customers with a fantastic strength and cardio workout.
A brand-new fitness studio contains an immersive virtual fitness experience where customers will be able to enjoy hundreds of classes on screen. In addition, the studio will host cardio, core and holistic fitness classes in an environment which can be tailored for the type of session taking place.
Outdoors the lido has been completely refurbished and repurposed for outdoor swimming and water play and will be heated seasonally from May through to September with the lido heated to an average of 28 degrees Celsius. This year will see the pool heating extended through to October for residents to enjoy the outdoor swim experience.
The lido will continue to be in use throughout the year by a number of clubs including Kingston Kayak Club and Humberside Water Polo Club.
Cllr Rob Pritchard portfolio holder for culture and leisure at Hull City Council, said:
“The council is always committed to delivering for residents right across the city.
“Now, after investment, we’ll see a facility for thousands of residents across the city and beyond to be able to enjoy the revamped Albert Avenue.
“The new works done here are a real improvement for Albert Avenue and will benefit so many people across the city.
“We’re delighted to be able to welcome people back to the centre just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.”
Bookings for the facilities are available here.