Erdington Leisure Centre – Brand New Leisure Centre Opens
Opened to the public on Monday 4th September 2017, the new Erdington Leisure Centre is designed to provide the whole community with a fresh, modern exercise recreation venue.
The new leisure centre features a 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool, a Turkish Suite made up of three hot rooms, two steam rooms and a sauna, a 70-station gym which includes equipment such as treadmills, cross trainers and steppers plus a range of resistance machines that range from Smith Machines to chest presses, leg presses and a sauna and a community room/studio space. A wide range of fitness classes as well as children’s holiday play activities and birthday parties will also be available.
The brand new building has taken just over a year to construct and opened almost a month ahead of schedule and on budget. The £7.5 million replacement of Erdington’s leisure centre is part of a city wide investment of nearly £40 million by Birmingham City Council and is the first of four new complexes to be completed.
Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT), working in partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC), has overseen the project and will manage the new centre.
BCLT Chairman, Brian Taylor said: “The transformation of the Erdington site since we stood there last summer is truly impressive. I am very proud to hand over such a high quality, purpose built facility to our community and I invite everyone, whatever their age and whatever sport they enjoy, to take the opportunity to come and use this brilliant new centre.
“If you are yet to join in the thousands of people keeping fit and healthy through regular exercise, I am confident there is every chance you will find what you are looking for.”
Birmingham City Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Ian Ward added: “I am delighted that our residents in Erdington and the surrounding area now have a brand new leisure centre – ahead of schedule – and I thank our partners for working with us to provide cost effective and modern facilities. Despite the considerable budgetary restraints we face, we will continue to support and encourage people to remain active and pursue a healthy lifestyle.”
An open day was held at the centre on Saturday 30th September to allow the new team based at Erdington to show people around and answer questions about activities, classes and membership options. A number of free activities also took place throughout the day to sample what is going to be on offer at Erdington.
Construction of replacement leisure centres is ongoing at Stechford and Northfield sites in the east and south of the city. A fourth centre at a new site at Icknield Port Loop in Edgbaston will be built and managed by BCLT. The trust has also delivered a programme of refurbishments to Fox Hollies Leisure Centre; Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre; Beeches Leisure Centre and Wyndley Leisure Centre.
ISG Construction plc has undertaken the construction of the new leisure centres at Erdington, Stechford and Northfield to designs by Calderpeel Architects.
Erdington Leisure Centre is located on Orphanage Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9HU.
For more information including opening times, visit http://www.birminghamleisure.com/