Haven Point leisure centre in South Shields is set to partially reopen to the public tomorrow (Saturday 4 December).
The building was closed due to substantial roof damage caused by the unprecedented Storm Arwen event last weekend.
Although ongoing adverse weather has hampered the speed of repairs, remedial work has now been carried out on the roof to enable the centre to reopen safely. Further repair work will continue into next week.
The main 25m swimming pool, teaching pool, gym and fitness spaces will be available to the public from tomorrow and members can book their sessions online as normal.
However, the leisure waters and associated flumes, will remain closed next week for further repairs. It is anticipated this area will reopen from Saturday 11 December.
The Santa's Grotto due to open from tomorrow will go ahead as planned with families who have booked a visit.
Visitors and members are advised that other leisure facilities continue to be available across the Borough. Visit the Council's website at www.southtyneside.gov.uk/leisure for full details of Council leisure venues and the activities on offer.
Councillor Joan Atkinson, Deputy Leader at South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: "The Council's teams have been working around the clock in extremely challenging conditions dealing with the devastation left by Storm Arwen and significant progress has been made across the Borough.
"While the icy conditions had hindered efforts to repair the roof at Haven Point any earlier, we are really pleased to be able to get the centre back open to the public within a week of the storm damage.
"Although the leisure waters remain out of use at this time, we are delighted that the main pool and teaching pool as well as a full gym and fitness programme are available for people to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming back visitors."