Lords re­opens: as­bestos-free and up­graded

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

LORDS Recre­ation Cen­tre re­tained more than half of its 3500 mem­bers dur­ing a ninemonth clo­sure for as­bestos re­moval and build­ing up­grades.

The City of Su­bi­aco-run gym re­opened on De­cem­ber 15 after an as­bestos cri­sis forced its im­me­di­ate clo­sure in March.

Man­ager Cheyne Cameron said staff and mem­bers agreed the long wait had been worth it.

“Lords re­ally is like a big fam­ily; it was great to see mem­bers hug­ging each other on our first day back,” Mr Cheyne said.

“The main high­light for me is the in­su­lated roof and new floors in the group fit­ness room and main walk­ways through­out the cen­tre.

“Our builders went above and beyond with up­grad­ing the car park and adding new bays, in­stalling the air­con­di­tion­ing and re­plac­ing the so­lar hot wa­ter sys­tem to be more en­ergy-ef­fi­cient.”

Su­bi­aco chief ex­ec­u­tive Stephen Tin­dale said re­open­ing Lords was a “tremen­dous mile­stone” for the City.

“I’m pleased to con­firm that Lords had been cer­ti­fied as com­pli­ant with all rel­e­vant build­ing stan­dards and codes,” Mr Tin­dale said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d431217

Back and ready to rum­ble: Lords man­ager Cheyne Cameron (front) with Melissa Kennedy, Kyle Beat­tie, Mick Harkin and Michael Hayes.

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