Pendle Wavelengths may open in stages after blaze

Wavelengths fire. (s)
Wavelengths fire. (s)

Pendle Leisure Trust is doing everything in its power to re-open Pendle Wavelengths as soon as possible, following a recent fire.

But in the meantime, arrangements have been made to offer customers alternative options at its other facilities.

Although Pendle Wavelengths will remain closed until further notice, customers can still swim, go to the gym and take part in exercise classes at Pendle Leisure Centre in Colne, Seedhill Athletics and Fitness Centre in Nelson, West Craven Sports Centre in Barnoldswick and The ACE Centre in Nelson.

A nail bar and treatment room has also been set up at The ACE Centre for Inside Spa users.

Pendle Leisure Trust Chief Executive Phil Storey said: “Obviously we want to get everything back to normal as soon as physically possible, but things are still in the hands of the experts who need to complete their investigations.

“Once this has been done, specialist cleaners will then need to get into the building to clean the air ventilation system, which in itself will be a very difficult job and time consuming, but will have to be done before we can even contemplate opening the facilities.

“We are currently looking at ways to enable us to re-open the centre in stages, working on – and opening - one area at a time before moving on to the next, but at this moment we are still talking to specialists.

“We appreciate the majority of our customers are being understanding and realise they want to get back to their gym and pool as soon as they can and we will do everything we can to make this happen as soon as it is practically possible.”

All private swimming lessons are being held at Pendle Leisure Centre in Colne, as well as normal swimming, all exercise classes have been relocated to The ACE Centre in Nelson and Seedhill Athletics and Fitness Centre in Nelson is opening longer hours to accommodate Wavelengths gym-users.