THE first piece of a £9m revamp of Halo’s big five Herefordshire facilities will begin next month, and be completed by November.

The project – a major upgrade in leisure facilities across the county – has yet to be given a finish date, but the majority of work is set to be completed by summer 2015.

First in line for an overhaul is Leominster Leisure Centre – one of the facilities described as ‘tired’ by gym-goers – with construction expected to last 32 weeks.

The new North Herefordshire centre, featuring a larger gym, new changing facilities and a extensive spa area, is due to be completed by November and will remain open during the building project.

The biggest refurbishment will happen at Hereford Leisure Centre, Halo’s largest county facility and a key money-maker for the non-profit organisation.

Work there – including the creation of a specialist centre for gymnastics in the county – will run from August until April 2015.

Next up will be Ross’ Swimming Pool, set for a similar revamp to Leominster but with the addition of a new exercise studio, with work starting in September and finishing in June 2015.

The centre will close temporarily during construction.

The redevelopment of Ledbury Swimming Pool is currently slated to last between 36 and 55 weeks, with plans held up by nearby building projects, while work at Hereford’s Leisure Pool – including the creation of a moveable floor in the diving pool to support swimming lessons – is also yet to be given a start date.

You can follow the progress on Halo’s website, or on each of the centres’ respective Facebook pages.