WORK is almost complete at Dudley’s new £18 million leisure centre which is set to open at the end of the month.

The Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre in Constitution Hill is due to open to the public on Monday, January 24.

The eagerly anticipated flagship centre forms part of a £31.3 million project across the borough’s leisure services which includes the refurbishment of Halesowen Leisure Centre and Crystal Leisure Centre in Stourbridge.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member responsible for leisure centres, said he is delighted the council has been able to produce such an ‘outstanding leisure facility.’

The Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre is located opposite the soon to be Metro line with a stop on Flood Street, a one-minute walk away.

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Members of the public can either sign up for a membership, which start from £27 or use the ‘pay and play’ option, which is a no contract pay as you go service.

Cllr Phipps said: “The facilities it boasts are second to none and I am sure new and existing visitors to our leisure centres will be overwhelmed with what we have to offer.

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"We have membership offers available that will be suitable for everyone, whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned gym-goer or swimmer. Our staff are friendly and welcoming and will make everyone feel comfortable during their first visit.

"It’s the first new leisure centre we have built in the borough since Crystal in Stourbridge in 1990 – that was before I was even born!"

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The centre includes a 25-metre, eight-lane swimming pool, a teaching pool with spectator area, sauna, showers and changing rooms.

Visitors can expect a gym and fitness suite, two group exercise studios, power assisted gym equipment, and an immersive cycle studio.

Families can also enjoy a huge soft play area for the children, complete with a party room and café.