A sports centre based in a West Watford school is due to get a £200,000 refurbishment.

Westfield Academy has announced leisure charity, Fusion Lifestyle, will manage the centre until at least 2021 - investing up to £200,000 in the centre by fitting out the gym with new fitness equipment.

The charity will also contribute £100,000 towards the academy’s project to develop a full-size 3G football pitch at the site.

The school is working closely with the Herts FA and the Football Foundation and is hoping to complete this project before the end of 2014.

The new deal has been prompted by the academy’s ambitious plans to improve facilities across the campus as part of the overall academy development project. 

Paul Rosen, chair of governors, said: "Westfield Academy is very pleased to continue the partnership with Fusion Lifestyle, it is an exciting time here at Westfield Academy with the new build.

“To continue to have one the country leading leisure providers as our partner is a very positive step. This will allow us to invest in the facility for the future."  

Peter Kay, Fusion Lifestyle chief executive, said: "We are delighted to have extended our relationship with the academy and look forward to building on our work to date at the sports centre to ensure that it remains a popular and sustainable local facility.

“ Because Fusion Lifestyle is a charity, we invest all of our resources back into high quality sport, leisure and health and fitness services."