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