Urmston Leisure Centre’s redevelopment will open its doors in early 2020 following a £7m investment and a name change.
ISG is delivering the project after Trafford Council and former contractor Willmott Dixon, which had been attached to the scheme for more than a year, agreed to part ways in March.
Move Urmston’s facilities include a glass façade with seven metre climbing wall, a fitness suite with cardio and strength equipment, a training zone, modern changing village, three fitness and wellbeing studios, 25-metre L shaped swimming pool, a five-court sports hall, café, two party rooms, a sensory room and wellbeing assessment suite.
Once Urmston completes, Trafford will then move forward with the redevelopment of the George H Carnall Leisure Centre. The council was originally planning to build a £40m development on the site featuring a basketball arena, key worker housing, and a new leisure centre, but since last May’s elections, decided to take plans back to public consultation.
Jo Cherrett, chief operations officer, who manages the leisure centres on behalf of Trafford Council, said: “A healthy lifestyle is the foundation to a happy life and our vision to make Trafford the most active borough in the UK.
“Move Urmston will support the Trafford community to move more every day, making sure our customers have the means to build a strong foundation, not through shortcuts and false promises, but with the support, care and attention of our professional staff.”
The scheme was designed by 5Plus Architects.