Leisure centre gets a £1.5m revamp

March 03 2017

A £1.5 MILLION makeover is under way at Longwell Green Active Leisure Centre enabling it to offer exciting new activities and greater capacity for a growing community.

Leisure centre gets a £1.5m revamp

A £1.5 MILLION makeover is under way at Longwell Green Active Leisure Centre enabling it to offer exciting new activities and greater capacity for a growing community. 

The redevelopment means the centre, which is managed by the Circadian Trust, will offer improved facilities to its customers and meet increased demand in the local community, which is set to grow due to planned new housing in the area.

Plans for the new and improved facilities include a new fitness studio; an additional 25 stations in the fitness suite; new changing rooms including new entrance to the building and lobby and more poolside showers.

 The project is being funded by South Gloucestershire Council and will be delivered in partnership with Alliance Leisure.  The architects are Studio Four Architects and the design and build will be carried out by Createability.

Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, said: “Longwell Green Leisure Centre is one of our most popular Active Centres so we are very excited that we are going to be able to both expand the facility and offer a range of new activities.

“The work will result in a significantly improved sports and leisure provision locally, reinvesting in local communities, which is at the core of what we do as a charity.”

The project will be carried out in phases and is due for completion at the end of 2017.

This investment follows the recently completed £3.6 million redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

Councillor Heather Goddard, chair of South Gloucestershire Communities Committee, said: “Longwell Green is already heavily used and we are very pleased to be able to fund these improvements to help it expand even further. Families, individuals and sports-club users, and the wider community, will benefit from more and improved facilities and although there will be some disruption during the work, the centre will stay open throughout.”