Opening of Peter Lloyd Leisure Center delayed again

The reopening of a north Liverpool leisure center has been delayed for a further seven months.

The Peter Lloyd Leisure Center in Tuebrook is now set to open to the public in September – a year later than planned as delays in repair work drag on.

Liverpool Council confirmed the news on Twitter while Cllr Harry Doyle, Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, expressed disappointment at a further delay to the Select Committee on Tuesday.

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In a tweet, the council said: ‘We know users of Peter Lloyd Lifestyles are disappointed that it is still closed. The commissioning of repairs is taking longer than expected due to the necessary works.

“The estimated date is September 2022 and we are also looking at other improvements we can make.”

Updating committee members, Cllr Doyle expressed his disappointment at the continued delays in the renovation of Tuebrook.

He said: “I am disappointed with the lack of progress from Peter Lloyd.

“Members know that I am passionate about recreation and it serves my community that I represent.

“The procurement team is now aware of this and is looking for further improvements during this time.

“It’s been delayed for too long.”

Cllr Doyle said members of the procurement team met with contractors on site on Monday and he remained hopeful the center would be able to reopen before the proposed date of September this year.

As reported in September 2021, the Lifestyles center on Bankfield Road was due to open in the autumn of last year before Cllr Doyle confirmed complications had arisen with the works leading to a further setback.

A winter date for reopening had been penciled in but has now been missed once again.

At this time, Cllr Doyle told committee members that approximately £500,000 of capital had been invested in Peter Lloyd and underlined the local authority’s commitment to the site.

Other Lifestyles centers closed since the start of the pandemic, Everton Park and Park Road, were able to reopen to visitors in September.

In a statement to members, Cllr Doyle said he had requested a clear timetable for repairs from the council’s finance director, which will be monitored weekly.

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