Plans have been approved for the £6.5m redevelopment of Urmston Leisure Centre, as part of Trafford Borough Council’s plans for leisure improvements across the borough.
The planning application includes replacing the front section of the building with a double-height welcoming lounge/cafe area complete with modern touch screens for class and activity booking and a soft play area.
Large, brightly coloured pods either side will house two fitness studios, changing areas and children’s party rooms, as well as an 8m high clip and climb adventure climbing experience. A brand new, glass fronted gym with functional training area will be created on the first floor, with views across the front of the building as well as into the refurbished pool at the back of the centre. The ground floor facilities will also include a wellness studio.
Architects 5 Plus have re-designed the 1980s leisure centre, which will be transformed by building contractor Willmott Dixon.
A proposed timeline for the Urmston Leisure Centre redevelopment will be confirmed this spring and will include measures to ensure the impact on customers is kept to a minimum during the works, which are expected to complete in December.