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As part of our £105 million Leisure Transformation Programme we invested £8 million in the redevelopment of the former Avoniel Leisure Centre site. The new Avoniel opened in November 2021.
This investment is part of a £45 million investment into leisure provision in east Belfast. We have received £5 million funding from the National Lottery's Heritage Fund towards a £17 million restoration and extension of Templemore Baths, where the focus will be on heritage and spa provision.
Following initial consultation with local community groups, statutory organisations, and advice from industry experts, we took the decision that the new centre would focus largely on outdoor leisure provision. The centre’s facilities include: