THIS is the first peek inside Waddon's new £15 million leisure centre. The state-of-the-art facility opens to the public on Wednesday after six years in the planning.
Councillor Phil Thomas, the council's cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said: "This really is a brilliant new facility."
An official opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday evening.
The fitness centre is part of a major redevelopment of the former pub site, which also includes 119 affordable homes.
The centre itself comprises two swimming pools, two fitness studios, a 65-station gym for both abled-bodied and disabled people, a sports hall, cafe and creche.
The leisure centre will be the borough's sixth and like the others will be managed on the council's behalf by the charity, Fusion Lifestyle.
Membership of the centre will be available from £11 per week and more information is available at www. croydon-leisure.com