THE opening date for phase one of the Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub has been revealed.

LiveWire says the first part of the £16 million renovation will open to the public in 12 days' time on Monday, February 12.

The centre, on Barrowhall Lane, will include a new pool, gym equipment and updated sports facilities.

Although the swimming pool is not yet complete, visitors will be able to use the new fitness suite, three group exercise studios - including an indoor cycle studio - as well as the library area and cafe.

Phase two of the development, which includes the pool, will open later this year.

A spokesman said: "The completion of phase one will better enable all project delivery partners to produce a timeline for the remainder of these developments, of which will be communicated in due course."

Daytime and evening classes will start from February 19, with a timetable set to be released later this week.