Work starts on new gym in Mildenhall

Mildenhall gym ANL-150113-111722001

Mildenhall gym ANL-150113-111722001

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Work has started on a new temporary home for The Dome Mildenhall’s fitness gym.

The gym which will be open later this month, will move from its current home to a vacant wing at the Forest Heath District Council offices in College Heath Road and will mark the first step towards the new Mildenhall Hub plans. The move will allow greater access for gym members as at times it was restricted at The Dome due to the centre sharing facilities with Mildenhall College Academy. Other community use of the Dome in the evenings and at weekends will not be affected

The move will allow Anglia Community Leisure, which manages the gym in partnership with Forest Heath District Council, to provide enhanced facilities for members including a new purpose-built air conditioned dance studio and larger gym with more fitness equipment and a free weights area along with new changing rooms. The new facility will have increased parking for customers, exercise classes.

Cllr Warwick Hirst, Forest Heath Cabinet member for health, leisure and culture, said: “This move is good news all round as it brings another partner alongside a number of other organisations who already work from the council offices so makes it easier for people to access the service they want.”