Andover Leisure Centre finished

Thousands from Test Valley had turned up-to-the opening of the state-of-the-art Andover Leisure Centre and hundreds before 6.00am.

The newly built leisure centre has improved facilities which visitors can now benefit from such as squash courts a 165-station gym, a splash pad, clip ‘n’ climb area and a cycling studio.

The £18million pound project also benefits from a three-storey adventure play area with a range of tunnels and slides for children to explore.

Also including a six-lane 25-metre main pool and a teaching pool with a ‘moveable’ pool and adjacent sauna and steam room, and an eight-court multi-use sports hall and various other studios.

It’s believed one thousand had turned up by mid-day.

The demolition of the former leisure centre has already begun, with the gyms, studios and café all being torn down.