THE ribbon to Winchester's new leisure centre has been cut ahead of Saturday – when it opens to the general public.

The leader and chief executive of the city council, alongside operator Everyone Active, invited a handful of representatives from the organisations who have played a key part in the plans.

Taking a sneak peek were representatives from Hampshire County Council, The University of Winchester, The Pinder Trust, LA Architects and construction partner Wilmott Dixon.

The Covid-19 secure ceremony marked the completion of the centre, which was successfully built throughout the pandemic.

A spokesperson said: "If you’re looking forward to seeing what the new centre has to offer, you can now book sessions in advance on the Everyone Active website or via the app:"