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Andersonstown Leisure Centre £25 million transformation receives planning approval

15 Aug 2017
Planning permission was granted tonight (Tuesday, 15 August) for the transformation of Andersonstown Leisure Centre. The £25 million development is part of Belfast City Council’s £105 million ten year programme to improve leisure centres, programmes and services across the city.

The existing Andersonstown Leisure Centre will be demolished and replaced with a state-of-the-art new multi-purpose leisure facility, with an emphasis on water based family fun. The poolside area will feature a wide range of facilities including slides and wet play equipment suitable for younger children, a FlowRider surf machine and a number of slides suitable for the more adventurous.

“These exciting plans for Andersonstown Leisure Centre will create the largest family friendly leisure centre in Northern Ireland.

“As our Belfast Agenda sets out, we want everyone in Belfast to experience good health and wellbeing, and this substantial investment in our Leisure Transformation Programme is allowing us to take great strides towards achieving that goal” commented Councillor Donal Lyons, Chairman of Belfast City Council’s Planning Committee.

Works on the site will begin next month, with the new centre due to open in summer 2019. The new centre will also house a 25 metre six lane pool with 50 spectator seats, a learner pool, confidence water for small children and toddlers, a 140 station fitness suite, exercise studios, a spin studio, café, multipurpose room and a range of outdoor provision such as five-a-side pitches.

Amongst the other decisions at this evening’s meeting were approvals given for a 104 apartment development for Knocknagoney, development of Hillview Retail Park, Crumlin Road, the creation of a new youth facility on the Ballygomartin Road and the erection of a four to six storey office building at the Gasworks.
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