Nearly 50,000 people have visited Workington's new leisure centre.
Since opening two months ago the Brow Top facility has had 46,062 people through the doors.
This compares with 27,111 visits to the old leisure centre at Moorclose over the same period last year.
A project is being launched to draw up a ‘masterplan’ for the Ulverston Leisure Centre site.
South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) is to look at what is possible for the site at Priory Road.
The masterplan will examine how the leisure complex could potentially be re-modelled and improved to meet the future needs of the Ulverston area.
The leisure facilities on the site are run by North Country Leisure (NCL) on behalf of SLDC.
The council and NCL are working together on the masterplan, which has been prompted by GSK’s (GlaxoSmithKline’s) need to relocate its sports centre as part of possible future redevelopment plans of its site on North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston.
The first phase of GSK’s development of a new biopharmaceutical factory would include the construction of a production facility, to be built between 2015 and 2021, followed by a new sports hall, football pitches and bowling green as part of the second phase.
The council is investigating how a new GSK sports centre could potentially link with the town’s existing leisure facilities.
Since NCL took over the contract to run the district’s leisure facilities in April 2014, the number of users of the Ulverston centre has significantly increased, with a 45% increase in all-inclusive memberships compared to this time last year.
Currently the Priory Road site is home to a swimming pool, gym, sports and social club, tennis centre, a full-size artificial pitch, all-weather tennis courts and new 3G pitch, as well as grass rugby and football pitches and associated parking areas.
A temporary Olympic-sized swimming pool will be built in Dumfries when DG One closes for urgent repairs, and work will take nearly 18 months.
The council is suing the builders of the DG One Complex for £6 million.
Many people are angry that the leisure centre will be shut, just four years after it was built.
Matthew Taylor reports:
Following a committee meeting in Dumfries, it has been announced that DG One is expected to close for remedial works in June 2014.
The decision to erect a temporary swimming pool in the ice-bowl car park was agreed unanimously by all councillors at the meeting.
They also agreed to bring Loreburn Hall back into use to house the fitness suite from DG One.
The proposal was put forward by Area Chair, Councillor Gill Dykes and seconded by Councillor Colin Smyth.
Councillors in Dumfries have agreed to a temporary swimming pool being erected in the town to minimise the impact of the closure of the DG One leisure complex for improvement works.
The new pool will be situated at the Ice Bowl car park and the fitness suite will be sited in the Loreburn Hall on Newall Terrace.
The council has agreed to spent £500,000 on bringing the hall up to a suitable standard for purpose and on 'uplifting' the fitness suite from DG One.
Views are being sought in west Cumbria about where to site a new leisure centre in Workington.
There are three different proposals, two in the town centre and a third on the current site.