MAJOR improvement works are set to take place at Penarth leisure centre next week.

The Vale of Glamorgan have invested more than £2million to upgrade parts of the centre in Cogan.

Improvements will include new external cladding installed and new roof lights.

Work on the project will take place in three phases over a period of months to minimise the impact on leisure centre users.

The leisure centre will continue to operate normally, for now, but there will be impact on the swimming pool, gym, and sports hall as the project progresses.

Cllr Gwyn John, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport, and Wellbeing said: “The Council has committed a substantial sum of money for extensive improvement work to be carried out at Penarth Leisure Centre.

“The roof and external cladding will be completely replaced to offer users a modern, functional facility to enjoy.

"Health and Well-being remain a top priority and we hope, once the project is completed, leisure centre users will have an even better space in which to be active.

“Disruption will be kept to a minimum with details of how facilities will be affected to follow in due course.”

Works by Legacy Leisure will bring the building up to modern standards of thermal insulation, meaning heat is better retained.

Improvements to the roof lights will bring more daylight in to increase performance, contractors will be on site from early next week to install scaffolding, fencing, and hoarding.

Nic Beggs, Contract Manager for Legacy Leisure, said: "We are pleased to see the continued investment from the Vale of Glamorgan Council in its leisure centres. 

“Although the project will not see an immediate impact on the service we offer at Penarth, the phased works will have an impact and we are now working closely with our council colleagues to continue to offer a robust leisure service while these improvements are made."