Investment to enhance Portsmouth’s athletic and cycle track at Mountbatten Leisure Centre are scheduled to begin next week (17 September). 

Essential maintenance, cleaning, painting and repairs will enhance the overall experience for the thousands of athletes, schools and clubs who regularly train and compete there. It will also extend the lifespan of the tracks. 

The project has been commissioned by Portsmouth City Council in conjunction with BH Live, the social enterprise, which operates seven of the city’s sports venues and leisure centres. 

The works are estimated to take up to seven weeks to complete and the tracks will be temporarily closed during this time. BH Live has advised the clubs and schools who regularly use the facility. 

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Sport at Portsmouth City Council said: "It's important we continue to invest in our sporting facilities and make sure they are well maintained for people to enjoy. Carrying out the necessary improvements at this time of year minimises impact on events and training and we look forward to welcoming people back to the renewed facilities once the works have completed." 

For more information about activities at Mountbatten Leisure Centre visit bhliveactive.org.uk or telephone on 02393 200401.