Consultation starts on Hough End leisure centre

Simon Donohue

Plans for a new south Manchester leisure centre are to go on display to the public.

It will be built at Hough End playing fields, Princess Parkway, Chorlton, and is set to be opened in 2015.

The plans will be on public display from Monday 2 December at Withington Library and Chorlton Library.

The current design for the leisure centre features a six lane 25m swimming pool and learner pool, two squash courts, a 100 station gymnasium, sauna and steam room and dance studio.

Drop-in sessions are also being held at both libraries where interested residents can talk to members of the team working on the project.

The first drop-in session takes places at Chorlton Library on Thursday 5 December from 5pm – 8pm followed by a second session at Withington Library on Monday 9 December from 3pm to 7pm.

Cllr Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council executive member for culture and leisure, said: "We want to create the best possible leisure facilities for Manchester residents and make sure they meet the needs of the local community.

"The plans for the new leisure centre were based on what residents told us they required. I'd encourage anyone interested in the new facilities to take the time to have a look at this exciting project and tell us what they think."

The plans can also be viewed and commented on at from Monday 2 December.

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Please just do up the lovely and well-used leisure centre in the heart of Chorlton. Thank you.

By Steve J

knock it down its an eye sore

By Anonymous

We want our existing centre in the middle of Chorlton fully refurbished and improved; the detriment to our District Centre, and loss of a convenient, local facility at the heart of our community has not been assessed. Other local businesses will loose out. We already have 2 squash courts. This proposal is about attracting business from passing commuters to produce profit: not about serving needs of our community.

By S Passant