Go-ahead for leisure centre revamp

16 Aug 2022 02:37
Published by: Scott Callan

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to transform Altrincham Leisure Centre into a state-of-the-art facility have been approved.
Trafford Council’s executive has given the green light to plans for the large-scale refurbishment of the popular facility – branded ‘move Altrincham’ - on Oakfield Road in the town centre.
As revealed in the last issue of The Independent the centre will now benefit from a 25m swimming pool, a 20m learner pool, a pool pod to improve accessibility, a combined lobby area with pool viewing and café, a wet village change, an inclusive changing places toilet and a health and wellbeing spa facility.
There will also be a wellness assessment room, an enlarged fitness suite, fitness changing and dry change areas, two flexible studio spaces, an immersive indoor cycle studio, a four-court sports hall and storage, a gymnastics hub and staff rooms and offices.
The new mix of facilities at Altrincham Leisure Centre has been developed with support from Sport England to deliver long-term sustainable leisure provision that gives the best health and wellbeing outcomes for residents – a long term commitment to the local community from Trafford Council.
Jo Cherrett is chief executive of Trafford Leisure, which manages the centre. She said: “We are ecstatic to finally get the green light from Trafford Council on the full refurbishment of Altrincham Leisure Centre.
“We know it has been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to breathe life back into the building, future proofing it for future generations.
“However, we want to reassure customers that during the temporary closure there be access to alternative local options for physical activity and sport, so that clubs, lessons, memberships and activities can continue wherever possible.
“This refurbishment isn’t simply a lick of paint, it’s a multi-million-pound investment, bringing modern leisure facilities to the people of Altrincham.
“The local community in and around Altrincham are passionate about their town and have an overwhelming desire to see their community thrive.
“When we re-open our doors, the modern, fit-for-purpose leisure venue will be an inspiring space to help local residents with every aspect of their wellbeing.”

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