Council announces plans for multi-million pound refurbishment of leisure centre

Exciting plans for the multi-million refurbishment of Stretford Leisure Centre have been announced by Trafford Council.

The proposals to totally transform the centre on Chester Road in the town will be discussed by members of the Council’s Executive on Monday, February 20.

If the plans are approved, the centre – branded move Stretford and operated by Trafford Leisure – could benefit from a refurbished 25m swimming pool; a 20m learner pool an enlarged lobby area and café; two separate gender specific wet changing rooms, separate family wet changing room and accessible changing room; two Changing Places facilities and two separate sports hall changing rooms

There are also plans for a sauna and steam room; an enlarged fitness suite; a ladies only gym; two flexible studio spaces; an immersive spin studio; a four court sports hall; a three lane Urban Cricket Centre; viewing gallery and padding up facility.

The new mix of facilities at Stretford Leisure Centre has been planned with support from partners to deliver long-term sustainable leisure provision that gives the best health and wellbeing outcomes for residents – a long term commitment to the local community from Trafford Council. The plans also fit in with two of the Council’s corporate priorities – reducing health inequalities and addressing our Climate crisis.

The investment supports the Council’s strategy and commitment to get more people moving more often, helping improve health and wellbeing, and is part of its Physical Activity Strategy, ‘Trafford Moving’. If the plans are approved, a large scale consultation period will be held with residents regarding the planned refurbishment at Stretford.

Cllr Jo Harding, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Strategic Partnerships, said: “Trafford Council is totally committed to the health and wellbeing of residents across the borough and to providing the best facilities possible to achieve fitness and health. We are proud of the work being carried out to our leisure centres to achieve these goals.”

Jo Cherrett is CEO of Trafford Leisure, a community interest company, wholly owned by Trafford Council, which manages the facilities on behalf of Trafford Council and uses any profits and assets for community benefit. She said: “We are passionate about the health and wellbeing of our community, and a key commitment of the council is to improve our much-loved leisure centres. The local community in and around Stretford are passionate about their town and have an overwhelming desire to see their community thrive.”






Posted on Monday 13th February 2023