3 January 2018Olympic medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle opens expanded leisure centre in Benfleet
OLYMPIC medal-winning gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE has opened an expanded Runnymede Leisure Centre in Kiln Road, Benfleet.
The £1million project has a fitness suite, spinning studio and group exercise studio.
Tweddle won a bronze medal on uneven bars at London 2012 and is a triple gold medallist at World Championships.
There is also a new cafe at the centre, alongside 25 metre and learner swimming pools.
A Castle Point Council spokesman said: “The new facilities are part of Castle Point Council’s commitment to helping residents become healthier and fitter.
“The investment will also generate additional income thereby reducing the cost of the facility to council taxpayers.”
The centre was due to be opened to the public today.