Second new leisure centre for Birmingham opens

The second of four new leisure complexes has opened in Birmingham following an investment of £9m.

Second new leisure centre for Birmingham opens

The second of four new leisure complexes has opened in Birmingham following an investment of £9m.

The new Stechford Leisure Centre replaces the former Stechford Cascades and forms part of a city wide investment of nearly £40m by Birmingham City Council in conjunction with Sport England.

Designed by Calderpeel Architects and built by ISG Construction, the new building is light and airy and includes a 25m competition pool with spectator seating and a teaching pool, a 100-station gym, studio and a four court sports hall.

Birmingham Community Leisure Trust has overseen the project, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Sport England.

Stechford Leisure Centre is the second of four new complexes to be completed. Erdington Leisure Centre opened last year and construction at Northfield in the south of the city is approaching completion with the new Northfield Leisure Centre due to open this spring. It will be built and managed by Birmingham Community Leisure Trust. The trust has also delivered a programme of refurbishments to Fox Hollies Leisure Centre; Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre; Beeches Leisure Centre and Wyndley Leisure Centre.

“As the recently named Host City for the Commonwealth Games in 2022, it is vital we continue to support first-class grassroots sporting facilities for Birmingham,” said Cllr Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council.

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Second new leisure centre for Birmingham opens
The second of four new leisure complexes has opened in Birmingham following an investment of £9m.