A new flexible event space, suitable for exhibitions, parties and meetings, will feature in a £850k renovation taking place at Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth.
Venue operator BH Live is carrying out the improvements in partnership with Portsmouth City Council as part of a 10-year investment plan into the city’s sport and event venues.
“Mountbatten Leisure Centre, with its world class sporting facilities and 50m Olympic size pool, is already a leading sport, leisure and event destination – but we think it has the potential to be even better, says Peter Gunn, BH Live’s chief executive. “By enhancing its public areas the venue will become even more accessible and attractive for customers, visitors and event organisers. In broadening the activity programme through new attractions, we hope more local residents, including families and young people, will be encouraged to visit and get more active.
“Finally we will be able to deliver a better experience overall and we believe this is key to continued customer use and satisfaction.”
The venue will remain open throughout the work.