ONE of Munster’s busiest sports facilities, LeisureWorld, in Cork’s Bishopstown, marks its 20th year anniversary with confirmation, via operators, LW Management, of a €1.6m upgrade.
LW Management was set up by Cork Hall in 1997 to manage Leisureworld, and has since also taken on LeisureWorld Churchfield, St. Peter’s Visitor Centre Cork, on North Main Street, the municipal Mahon Golf Course, the Gus Healy Pool, in Douglas, and the Sam Allen Sports Complex.
Leisureworld Bishopstown, by CIT, has a 25m pool, 18m pool, children’s pool, ‘changing village,’ sauna and steam room, a large gym, a specialised gym for those with physical impairments, four AstroTurf pitches, three fitness studios, plus café.
€500,000 will be invested in new gym equipment, plus replacement of the AstroTurf pitches, upgrade of the changing facilities, and replacement of boilers, pumps, and air handling.
Work starts this month, via Vision Contracting, with LW Management CEO, Christine Moloney, liaising with Tony O’Regan Associates QS, lead engineer, Tony O’Connor, TEM, and Coughlan DeKeyser Architects.
The upgrade “should greatly improve efficiency ... it will be the most important upgrade the facility will undergo in the next 15 years,” said Ms Moloney.
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