Fire-hit Wiltshire leisure centre 'will re-open soon'

Fire crews at Lime Kiln Leisure Centre
Image caption Fire crews were called to Lime Kiln Leisure Centre on 18 December

Wiltshire Council says it is committed to to re-opening afire-damaged leisure centre in Wootton Bassett as soon as possible.

Eleven fire engines were sent to the Lilm Kiln centre, which was open at the time, on 18 December.

A council spokesman said there had been considerable damage to the centre's heating and electrical systems.

The first part of the clean-up will concentrate on the areas not directly affected by the fire, the council said.

"This includes the reception area, sports hall, fitness room, squash court and meeting room.

"The first priority will be to repair the mechanical and electrical services, and pending any major interruptions, the areas listed above could be open by the end of March," he added.

Lime Kiln Leisure Centre is operated by DC Leisure on behalf of Wiltshire Council.

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