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Altrincham Leisure Centre set for revamp

Kier has been appointed by Trafford Council to deliver a £20M refurbishment of Altrincham Leisure Centre. The project was procured through the Northwest Construction Hub Framework and will include major upgrades to the existing centre as well as a new extension which will have first-class new amenities.

The scheme incorporates roof mounted photovoltaic panels (PV) and two large Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP), which will save approximately 444 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) per annum and will allow the existing gas supply to be removed.

The extension will include a 25m swimming pool, a 20m leisure pool, pool pods to aid disabled and ambulant access to the pools, a health and wellbeing spa, a wellness assessment room, a state-of-the-art fitness space, two group exercise studio spaces, a cycle studio and other sports facilities. A new lobby will feature a pool viewing area and a café, as well as access to an inclusive changing area.

Sean Fenner, Managing Director at Kier Construction North and Scotland, said: ‘We look forward to working with Trafford Council to transform Altrincham Leisure Centre. Not only will the building deliver first-class wellness and fitness facilities, but it will also provide significant sustainability benefits that will positively impact local residents for years to come.’

Cllr Cath Hynes, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, and Strategic Partnerships, 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.

The project is due to be completed in Summer 2024.

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