The partial re-opening of the troubled Ratho Centre in Edinburgh has been put back to next month.

The £30m centre, which went into receivership in 2004, was bought by Edinburgh City Council and is now being run by Edinburgh Leisure, a not-for-profit organisation. It had been intended to open part of the centre this month.

The activity centre, now known as the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, is in a disused quarry on the western side of the city. Edinburgh Leisure says it hopes to open the climbing arena and changing areas on weekday evenings and from 10am to 6pm at weekends, some time in the middle of February.

Other facilities planned include a skyride, a spa, a gym and a Tiso outdoor shop. The operators say many new routes have been created on the site and that other parts of the centre should be open by early May.

The council has spent £6.5m renovating the centre. Details of the Ratho arena are on Edinburgh Leisure’s website.