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.
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.
We are now focusing our efforts on the redevelopment of Andersonstown Leisure Centre, Brook Activity Centre and Robinson Centre sites.
Construction at Andersonstown and Robinson started in September 2017. Work at Brook will start in January 2018.
Having recently won a UK wide competition to secure funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are also developing plans to restore and extend Templemore Baths, bringing the iconic Victorian building back to its former glory.
Following this, further developments are planned for Avoniel Leisure Centre and Girdwood. We will be consulting on these in due course.