Leisure complex set for £14.4m refurb

A multi-million pound investment to fund significant refurbishment at The Dome leisure complex, in Doncaster, has taken a step forward, having been approved by City of Doncaster Council’s Cabinet.

The £14.4m will enable a revamp of the lagoons, and entrance area, as well as adding to the features of the building. This follows the confirmation of The Dome as a Grade II listed building last year.

Doncaster Dome first opened in 1989 and the council says the building needs more investment to enable it to serve future generations of visitors.

Councillor Nigel Ball, cabinet member for public health, said: “Our culture and leisure centres are key to supporting the health and wellbeing of residents in Doncaster.

“I am pleased with the refurbishment plans and our dedication as a council to continue to champion tourist attractions, and community hubs like the Dome.

“This investment in leisure is vital and is a testament to our dedication to health and leisure at a time where other councils are closing venues.”

Chief executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, Michael Hart, said: “We are thrilled that the City of Doncaster Council’s cabinet approved the funding for the refurbishment of the Lagoons at Doncaster Dome.”

While works are carried out the Lagoons area of the complex will be closed for up to a year.

The ice rink, gym and other services provided at the Dome will remian open while leisure swimming will be available through other pool venues across the city.