Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre
Belfast City Council has invested £20 million in a new-state-of-the-art leisure facility in east Belfast, on the site of the former Robinson Centre on Montgomery Road.
Opened to the public on 2nd December 2019, the centre focuses on a largely wet provision and is the leading aquatic centre for the city. The centre is home to Belfast’s largest swimming pool, a 25m, eight lane competition pool with 250 seater viewing gallery and two other leaner pools for swimming lessons; one with moveable floor dropping to four metres for diving. There are also four diving boards which are home to the Tom Daley Dive Academy, as well as timing devices for events like gala swimming and water polo.
In addition to the extensive wet provision, the new facility also offers a range of dry facilities such as state-of-the-art fitness suite, sports hall and studios. The centre also boasts a spacious air-conditioned gym with 140 workout stations including state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and resistance stations and dedicated free weight and functional training areas. The gym also offers impressive views of Belfast from a 10 metre glazed frontage. Three fitness studios on the second floor offer a variety of classes from HIIT to group cycle and a range of Les Mils RPM virtual fitness. All studios are fitted with top of the range lighting and sound systems.
A four-court sports hall, which is available for hire, plays host to badminton, basketball, gymnastics, football, table tennis and much more while a health improvement room supports a range of specialised programmes including Healthwise and MacMilan Move More.
The centre is fully accessible with accessible facilities including Pool Pod, toilets, showers and changing.
The site is also home to Coffee Corner which offers a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks with internal seating. The café is located on the right of the main entrance and overlooks the learner pool.
Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre is one of seven centres to be built as part of Belfast City Council’s £105 million Leisure Transformation Programme, which aims to improve health and wellbeing by providing affordable, first class leisure facilities and services across Belfast.
Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre is operated by Better, the consumer facing brand of GLL. Established in 1993, GLL operates 258 public Sports and Leisure facilities, 88 libraries, 10 children’s centres and five adventure playgrounds, in partnership with 50 local councils, public agencies and sporting agencies. Better leisure facilities enjoy 46 million visitors a year and have more than 650,000 members.