Extended studio officially opened at Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford

An extended studio at Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford will give residents more opportunities to exercise.

The new facility was officially opened by Seaford MP Norman Baker on Monday February 25.

New fitness studio, Downs Leisure centre, Seaford''Andy Couves (Sport England), Peter Crowley (Wave MD), Dave Marshall (trustee, Norman Baker

New fitness studio, Downs Leisure centre, Seaford''Andy Couves (Sport England), Peter Crowley (Wave MD), Dave Marshall (trustee, Norman Baker

As a result of the new development there will be increased space within existing classes from this week.

The leisure centre in Sutton Road, which is run by Wave Leisure Trust, is also introducing indoor cycling classes.

Managing director of Wave Leisure Trust, Peter Crowley, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to successfully complete this extension with the support of the Sport England funding.

“It offers certainty that we are always looking to offer our customers choice by being at the heart of the improvement of health and wellbeing in our communities.”

Last year it was announced that Wave Leisure would receive £50,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund.

The trust put in a further £90,000 to ensure a facility was created that could match the demand for increased class sizes and an increased programme.

Seaford MP Norman Baker said: “This is a fantastic development that has been created for the residents of Seaford and the surrounding area.

“It adds strength to the offering made by the Downs Leisure Centre.

“Credit must go to Peter Crowley and his team for making this happen.”

Andy Couves from Sport England added: “I am delighted to be invited back to see the completed facility.

“Through the Inspired programme, Sport England has invested £54m of lottery funding into over 1,000 projects across the country.

“The new facility at the Downs Leisure Centre will undoubtedly deliver a lasting legacy for Seaford, helping more people play sport and be active.”

Wave Leisure Trust Ltd was formed in 2006 as a registered charitable company limited by guarantee.

The trust manages seven facilities on behalf of Lewes District Council, East Sussex County Council, and in partnership with Seaford Head School, Ringmer Community College, Priory School and Newhaven Town Council.

Wave Leisure is involved with community leisure, sports and recreation services and activities, such as leisure centres, swimming pools, health and fitness suites and athletics tracks.Visit www.waveleisure.co.uk