Trafford Council approves £47m leisure plans - two new leisure centres to be built
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Croydon Council
£44,691 - £46,578
Croydon, UK
British Weight Lifting
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Nationwide
The Royal Mint
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Llantrisant, Pontyclun, UK
star job
The Bulgari Hotel London
Competitive Salary & Benefits
London, UK
Burnley College
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Burnley, UK

Trafford Council approves £47m leisure plans - two new leisure centres to be built

Job opportunities
Croydon Council
£44,691 - £46,578
location: Croydon, UK
Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club
£9-9.50 per hour
location:
Central Foundation Girls' School
Scale 5 (Spine point 24) £22,240 actual salary
location: London, UK
more jobs

Trafford Council has given the green light to a £47m development plan which will see the construction of two new leisure centres and the possible replacement of two further, existing sites.

The investment will see new leisure centres being built in Altrincham and Stretford and either the redevelopment or replacement of the George H Carnall Leisure Centre in Urmston and Sale Leisure Centre.

It is part of the council's borough-wide Leisure Centre Investment Strategy which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of residents by increasing levels of physical activity.

The leisure centre in Stretford, part of the Civic Quarter Masterplan, will include a 25m pool and 18m leisure pool, a 160 station fitness suite and a nine court sports hall including an indoor cricket practice area. The siting of the centre will depend on the results of the Civic Quarter Masterplan consultation. It is expected to open in 2021.

The proposals for Altrincham’s £22m centre include a 25m pool and 25m leisure pool with a moveable floor, a 100-station fitness suite, a six-court sports hall and squash courts. The existing swimming pool will be kept open during the works which are expected to take around 18 months. The centre is expected to open in 2022 on the site of the existing centre.

Consultations with both communities will take place as part of the planning application for the two new centres which will be operated, like the current ones, by Trafford Leisure.

The Executive also approved feasibility studies to be undertaken before plans to improve Sale`s Broad Road Leisure Centre. As the building is approaching the end of its original design life, consideration is now being given to put a business case for the option of a new build at the same location.

Also at the meeting, the interim plans for George Carnall Leisure Centre were agreed. The Centre will remain fully operational at least until the construction work and handover is completed at Urmston Leisure Centre – a separate project which is expected to complete by early 2020.

"As a Council we are committed to creating opportunities for people to be active and stay healthy," said councillor Kevin Procter, executive member for communities and housing.

"We all know how important exercise is in preventing illness and improving wellbeing and happiness.

“This has a direct impact in reducing the growing burden on the health and social care system. These new centres will be life-changing for many people.”

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Trafford Council has given the green light to a £47m development plan which will see the construction of two new leisure centres and a comprehensive refurbishment of two existing sites. The investment will see new leisure centres being built in Altrincham and Stretford and either the redevelopment or replacement of the George H Carnall Leisure Centre in Urmston and Sale Leisure Centre.
SAR,HAF,FIT,PUB
THUMB29760_894315.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 38,442
21 Feb 2019
Steven Ward will step down from his role as ukactive CEO in April 2019, after more than 12 years with the organisation. Ward is leaving ... More
21 Feb 2019
Tourists, shoppers and commuters in Central London will be treated to a special Krispy Kreme experience in March, as the doughnut company opens a pop-up ... More
21 Feb 2019
Franchised fitness operator UFC Gym has appointed zynk Design to help with its roll out into the UK market. As design partner, zynk will oversee ... More
21 Feb 2019
Sport Ireland will invest €32m in national governing bodies, direct athlete support and the Local Sports Partnership Network (LSP) during 2019. The funding – which ... More
20 Feb 2019
Latest figures from the Active Schools programme in Scotland show that the number of children taking part in the initiative increased by 5 per cent ... More
20 Feb 2019
London's National Gallery is attempting to crack the US market, appointing a licensing agency to develop a multi-tiered retail strategy for the institution. The museum ... More
Focus Training
Focus Training
20 Feb 2019
Tayto Park is planning to build a €14m (US$15.8m, £12.29m) steel rollercoaster, with the Irish theme park's management calling the new attraction "vital to the ... More
20 Feb 2019
Lisa Barden has been named as chair of the UK Spa Association (UKSA), after founding chairman Charlie Thompson announced he would be stepping down after ... More
20 Feb 2019
The latest venture from German wellness operator, Lanserhof, is scheduled to open in May at the Arts Club in London. Designed by Dusseldorf-based firm Ingenhoven ... More
19 Feb 2019
UK Sport reveals plans to relax 'no compromise' approach, Sensory Alliance launches to help get people with impairments more active, professor Sally Davies to give ... More
19 Feb 2019
Shaun Harvey has revealed plans to step down from his position as CEO of the EFL (English Football League) at the end of the season. ... More
20 Feb 2019
Homefield Grange, a luxury health and wellness resort in Northamptonshire, has unveiled a new £1.7m 'natural wellness' spa. Called the Living Well Spa, the new ... More
Ridgeway Furniture
Ridgeway Furniture
19 Feb 2019
Leisure trust Active Nation has opened a new club in Long Eaton, Nottingham. The operator acquired the site from Fit4Less in December 2018 and the ... More
19 Feb 2019
ukactive has signed a three-year partnership with physical activity trade show Elevate. The "strategic alignment" between the two bodies will see ukactive help Elevate strengthen ... More
18 Feb 2019
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has denied he is planning to launch a takeover bid for English Premier League club Manchester United. Reports ... More
MoveGB
MoveGB
1 - 15 of 38,442
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Active IQ
Active IQ