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Olympia regeneration

The new Olympia Leisure Centre opened in January 2017. £21.75 million has been invested at Olympia as part of a £105m investment to transform our leisure services over the next decade.

The new centre features include: 

  • two swimming pools
  • 120 station gym
  • spin studio
  • main hall
  • exercise studio
  • day spa
  • Coffee Corner.

To become a member of Olympia Leisure Centre, visit the Better website at

External upgrades  

Stage two of the project focused on the exterior of the site.

The unsightly 'caged walkway' that previously led to the stadium has been removed and replaced by a new tree lined boulevard. 

Artist impression of the new road being constructed at Olympia Leisure Centre.

In preparation for the official opening at the end of May, we are currently asking members of the public to submit their suggestions for a name for this new road. Find out more.

The external upgrades also include new 3G pitches, a multi-use games area and play park.

From Monday 5 March 2018, the pedestrian entrance leading from Olympia Drive will be closed for approximately three weeks.  This is to enable work to take place to upgrade and improve the appearance of this entrance way.  Access to the centre via Boucher Road will be maintained throughout this time.

Olympia Sports Village

Olympia playground is also currently closed to facilitate the construction of the new 3G pitch, boulevard and play space. The nearest alternative playground is at Nubia Street.

The existing pitch will be unavailable from November 2017 until the new 3G pitch opens in May 2018.

More information

If you have a question about Olympia regeneration, call 028 9027 0333 or email

You can also find more information on the Better website

You can find out more about consultation activity around Olympia here.

This project is funded by the Belfast City Council and a contribution from the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure.

Virtual fly-through video

Watch our virtual fly-through video of the new Olympia leisure facility.

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02895 213725