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Council issues progress update on state-of-the-art leisure centre move Altrincham

Trafford Council is working with construction company Kier on a multi-million pound project to transform the Oakfield Road centre into a modern leisure facility.

A visual showing the refurbished leisure centre

The refurbished Altrincham Leisure Centre is set to reopen next autumn with work said to be "progressing well".

Trafford Council is working with construction company Kier on a multi-million pound project to transform the Oakfield Road centre into a state-of-the-art modern leisure facility.

The majority of the site has now been cleared, and work has started on the extension to the front of the building for the extended gym and spa, and carbon reduction elements have been installed on site.

Solar panels have been installed on the roof, which will reduce the carbon footprint of the building, and the use of gas has also been removed from the site.

Over 95% of construction waste has also been diverted away from landfill, and Kier has provided waste materials to the Men’s Sheds Association charity.

Trafford Council and Keir representatives at the leisure centre siteA visual

The finished centre will include a 25m swimming pool, a 20m learner pool, a pool pod to improve accessibility, a combined lobby area with pool viewing and café, wet side change areas, an inclusive Changing Places toilet and a health and wellbeing spa facility.

There will also be a wellness assessment room, an enlarged fitness suite, fitness changing and dry change areas, two flexible studio spaces, an immersive indoor cycle studio, a four-court sports hall, a gymnastics hub and staff rooms and offices.

The new mix of facilities at Altrincham Leisure Centre – which will be rebranded move Altrincham - has been developed with support from Sport England.

Cllr Cath Hynes, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Leisure, Arts, Culture and Heritage, said: said: “The health and wellbeing of residents in our communities is extremely important to us and I am delighted that we are completely transforming Altrincham Leisure Centre into an amazing 21st century facility for everyone to enjoy.

"We are investing millions of pounds into this project as we believe that is the right thing to do to ensure residents are given top-class facilities to help them improve their health, fitness and wellbeing.”

Jo Cherrett, CEO of Trafford Leisure, added: "Sustainability just makes business sense. We consider the environment, social and economic pillars in everything we do, and we take our role in the community seriously. We want to have a positive impact on our place and the people living and visiting Altrincham; not just for today, but also to ensure a sustainable world for future generations.

“We can’t wait for it to reopen under its new name move Altrincham, and for the local people of Altrincham to have a place they can be proud of and enjoy.”