Fitness enthusiasts are set to benefit from a £230,000 refurbishment of a leisure centre.

Richmond Council has invested the money into improving the tiles, paintwork, lockers and benches in the changing rooms at Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre in Vicarage Road.

Visitors will also notice better ventilation, changes to the ceilings and better walls and windows that will make it easier for the centre to regulate the temperature and save energy.

Councillor Pamela Fleming, strategic cabinet member for community, business and culture at Richmond Council, said: “The refurbishment is welcome news for its members and anyone interested in looking to improve their health and fitness.

“I hope residents will check out the newly upgraded facilities at the centre. With the Olympics coming to London in July the brand new facilities should inspire people to make the effort to improve their fitness activities.

“I would also encourage residents with injuries to try the hydrotherapy pool. It’s a wonderful asset and one of a kind in London in that it can be accessed by the public without a referral.”