Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre is to undergo a £3.6 million redevelopment, enabling it to offer exciting new activities for all ages and meet a growing demand for its use.
South Gloucestershire Council (SGC’s) Communities Committee, which met on 4th November, approved plans that will see a redevelopment of the site to enable the centre to meet increased demand from planned new housing and offer improved facilities.
- A 17-adventure climbing experience
- Enhanced soft play facility and designated party rooms
- A major expansion of the fitness suite from 85 to 106 stations
- Bigger group and multi-purpose exercise studios
- A new 12-station toning suite
The redevelopment will also focus on improving customer experience and sustainability, with other changes including:
- 130 additional parking spaces
- Refurbished changing areas
- A café extension
Councillor Heather Goddard, chair of SGC’s Communities Committee, said:
“The agreed redevelopment of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre is very good news for existing and potential new users of the centre customers who will benefit from improved facilities and more choice of activities. It will allow the centre to meet new demand in the future and reflects our commitment to encouraging active lifestyles.”
“We are pleased to be able to make these improvements which will expand what the centre offers and ‘grows’ the business, rather than cuts back.”
“We recognise there will be some inevitable disruption during the works and the loss of the squash courts in the new design. But we believe that the new-look centre will provide better choices across all age ranges and increase customer use.”
“We will be working with the local squash players affected in the coming weeks to help them find alternative sites where they can continue to enjoy their sport.”
Mark Crutchley, chief executive of Circadian Trust, which operates the centre, said:
“We are delighted with the result from tonight’s committee meeting. As a not-for-profit organisation our core aim is to improve sports and leisure provision across South Gloucestershire, whilst creating a fun and inspiring, active environment for all ages.”
“The redevelopment will bring a wealth of new activities to the area that we believe will increase the numbers of people taking part in physical activity locally.”
“We take our responsibilities very seriously and want to enable as many people as possible to benefit from our services.”
“Work is planned to start in spring 2016 and we hope the public will join our excitement in anticipating a new look for Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.”
Source: Press release by South Gloucestershire Council.
• We hope to bring you more details of the leisure centre expansion plans in the December edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.
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