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Transforming leisure

Transforming leisure

We’re investing £105 million over the next ten years to improve our leisure centres, programmes and services. This is a unique opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of our city, by delivering a quality service that meets the needs of our communities.

This investment is in addition to our £150 million physical investment programme and includes areas that have joined us as part of Local Government Reform.

We're keen that each of the developments offer a unique selling point (USP) which will encourage people to move across the city to use the different facilities.

Centre USPs

Andersonstown family fun leisure water 
Avoniel  outdoor sports 
Brook  outdoor sports
Girdwood  indoor arena 
Olympia  sports village 
Robinson   aquatic centre 
Templemore spa and heritage 

 

In addition to the capital redevelopment, our leisure centres are now managed by GLL under the Better brand. GLL is a non-profit distributing organisation (NPDO) with vast experience of leisure facility management. This new business model will help deliver efficiencies, fresh programming, greater outreach, improved facilities and new opportunities for staff.

Timescales for delivery

Construction work on our capital redevelopments is taking place in distinct phases to minimise disruption to our services.

The first phase of this programme included the development of Girdwood Community Hub and the new Olympia Leisure Centre, both of which are now open.

The redevelopment of Andersonstown Leisure CentreBrook Activity Centre and Robinson Centre sites make up the current phase of work. Construction at Andersonstown and Robinson started in September 2017. Work at Brook will start in January 2018.

We will be holding public consultations in November and December on concept designs for the restoration and extension of Templemore Baths and the redevelopment of Avoniel Leisure Centre.