Over £30,000 worth of accessibility enhancements are coming to Maidstone Leisure Centre to complement the existing facilities, helping disabled users get more from their time at the centre. Work on the improvements will begin 25th February.
Maidstone Leisure Centre already has one pool hoist, which helps people get in and out of the pool, plus a range of other accessible features, like large automatic doors, all floors being lift accessible, and guide dogs being welcome on site.
The planned additions will include an improved disabled changing area, which will qualify for changing places (u) status, a shower changing room with wet and dry seats and two new pool hoists.
These new facilities have been joint funded by Maidstone Leisure Trust, Maidstone Borough Council, Serco and Swim Mobility, the disabled swimming club based at the centre.