Worsley Leisure Centre will re-open its doors on 2 January after a £1.4 million facelift.
The 80 year old centre has been transformed as part of Salford City Council £35 million master plan to develop leisure centres across the city to boost local people’s health and wellbeing.
The £1.4 million investment includes adding a first floor to the existing building to house a new, modern gym complete with state of the art equipment, a second, larger multi-purpose studio replacing the lower ground floor gym to offer more space for exercise classes and creating a new open plan reception area
The plans were developed by internationally renowned leisure architects Pozzoni and the work started in April 2018.
Councillor Stephen Coen, executive support member for culture and leisure said: “This is an investment in people as much as an investment in bricks and mortar. The more we can encourage and support people to improve or maintain good physical and mental health through first class, affordable facilities the better. They benefit, their families benefit and a healthy city reduces demand on cash-strapped public services.
“Worsley Leisure Centre already has 1,700 members and around 3000 visits are recorded each week with people accessing the gym, group exercise sessions, swimming lessons, swimming and sports clubs and children’s parties. The continued investment means that the leisure centre can continue to grow its membership base allowing more people to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities.’
Mark Chew, Director of Leisure at Salford Community Leisure, said,:“The centre has been the hub of the local community since opening in 1937 and has now been transformed as part of Salford City Council £35 million master plan to develop leisure centres across the city to boost local people’s health and wellbeing.
“This development means we can continue to help more people get and stay active. The new facilities are wonderful news for the community and we’re excited to welcome back loyal members and attract new centre users as well.”