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Abraham Moss Leisure Centre to be redeveloped

Manchester City Council has put forward proposals to demolish the existing Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre and rebuild the site with updated facilities.

The North Manchester site is 160,000 sq ft, and once the 18-month redevelopment is complete, is set to house two swimming pools, a sports hall, gyms, squash courts, dance studio, and community space along with associated infrastructure.

Temporary space is being built to avoid any loss of sports facilities; this will complete in early 2020, allowing the existing dated leisure centre on the site to be demolished and replaced with the new-build. Plans and designs are currently being finalised with a total project cost to be established. Ellis Williams is the architect.

The investment is part of Manchester City Council’s implementation of its 2013 Sport and Leisure Investment Strategy and is the largest single leisure investment in Manchester since the BMX National Cycling Centre completed in 2012.

The professional team includes Ellis Williams Architects and contractor Laing O’Rourke, the latter which has been contracted to progress the pre-construction phase and also provided the construction management plan.

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Didn’t the Library get a full refurbishment 5 years ago? Either way looks like a good proposal.

By Phil McKrackin

yes the library shrunk in size and is shut Thursdays
typical council
patch up renovate patch up some more then demolish it all and restart

By Anonymous

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