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06 April 2017

Replacement lift for town’s leisure centre

A new lift will be in operation at Wrexham Waterworld Leisure and Activity Centre by the late summer.

Freedom Leisure and Wrexham County Borough Council have confirmed the start of work on the design, building and installation of a new lift to replace a defunct lift at the Centre.

The lift has been out of order since October, despite a number of attempts at repairs and the manufacture of bespoke parts to solve mechanical issues with the lift.

The new lift will be designed, built and installed by Concept Elevators.

Anyone in need of assistance with access in the interim may request the help of members of staff.

Andy Harris, Area Manager of Freedom Leisure, said: “We know that a number of users have faced disruption since the lift has been out of order, and we sympathise with their frustrations – we were also very frustrated with it being out of action, and it was not in our interest to have it inoperable for so long an amount of time.

“The repair process took longer than expected due to some delays. Bespoke parts were manufactured to repair the lift but these efforts were unsuccessful.

“But with the new lift in place, we will be able to resume fulfilling the needs of all of our customers as usual, and I look forward to having it installed and operational.

“I would also like to thank Wrexham Council for continuing to work with us in the repair and replacement of the lift.”

Lee Robinson, Executive Director for Place at Wrexham Council, said: “I’m grateful to Freedom Leisure for their co-operation throughout this process and hope the new lift is installed and operational as soon as possible.”