LC, Swansea

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LC
LC building, Swansea.jpg
Former names Swansea Leisure Centre
General information
Town or city Wales Swansea, Wales
Coordinates 51:37:01N, 3:56:26W
Current tenants Bay Leisure Ltd
Renovated 1 March 2008
Owner City and County of Swansea council

The LC is a leisure centre located in the city centre of Swansea, Wales, UK. Originally Swansea Leisure Centre, the rebranded facility re-opened to the public on 1 March 2008 after a £32 million makeover. The LC's exterior has been revitalised by replacing the old concrete panels with clear glass, translucent glazing and timber panelling.[1]

History[edit]

Swansea Leisure Centre was once one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales. Its location, size and heritage all define its status as one of the most immediately identifiable buildings in Swansea. Opened by the Queen during her silver jubilee celebrations in 1977, the original Swansea Leisure Centre featured modern and groundbreaking facilities, such as the first wave machine to be installed in a leisure centre in Wales. It became one of Wales' top leisure facilities and a substantial tourist attraction. At its peak it attracted more than 800,000 users annually. Swansea Leisure Centre closed in 2003 which resulted in the loss of a major wet weather visitor attraction. Later, the Council decided to refurbish the Leisure Centre and works soon progressed in redeveloping the site.[2] The centre was officially reopened by Queen Elizabeth II on 7 March 2008.

Features[edit]

The LC waterpark's features include water slides, board rides, a 30 ft climbing wall, an indoor play area, a multi-purpose sports and exhibition hall (which was an official training facility for the 2012 London Olympics), exercise areas and a spa and sauna section.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City and County of Swansea - LC". Swansea.gov.uk. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ "History of the LC - History of the LC2". Thelcswansea.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Home - South Wales' Premier Attraction". Thelcswansea.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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Coordinates: 51°37′01.00″N 3°56′26.00″W / 51.6169444°N 3.9405556°W / 51.6169444; -3.9405556