Urmston Leisure Centre
Trafford, Greater Manchester
This refurbishment and extension project will create new community room facilities, additional changing rooms, a fitness suite, group exercise studios, a café, reception, climbing wall, changing places and a sensory room. The energy efficiency of the building will also be drastically improved as part of an overhaul of the M&E systems.
Work will be carried out in two phases, with a temporary reception entrance created to minimise disruption to the live leisure centre while work is carried out – allowing the centre to remain in operation. Careful demolition of the existing reception and gym area will then make way for the construction of a new two-storey, steel-framed, 8,000sq ft extension. Inside the existing 1990s building, the sports hall floor will be replaced, as will poolside ventilation, as the contractor integrates the new building with the old.
ISG has worked closely with Trafford Council and leisure centre staff to ensure programming and logistics cause as little impact as possible on the running of the facility, surrounding schools and houses.
The swimming pool, fitness suite and sports hall will remain open to the public for the majority of the project.
• Two new apprentices will be given the opportunity to work on the project, totalling 91 weeks.
• The project will deliver five educational activities, in addition to five community events.
• The team will also host a work experience placement from neighbouring Flixton Girls School, with the student working with several members of the team to gain an understanding of the different roles available within construction.
“The refurbishment of Urmston Leisure Centre represents a significant investment by Trafford Council to improve the leisure facilities for the residents of Urmston and the surrounding communities. The health and wellbeing of our residents is a top priority. “
“The Council is also delighted that the project has given the pupils of the neighbouring Flixton Girls School the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge around the development and construction of a leisure centre by a leading construction company.” Cllr Jane Baugh, Trafford Council’s Executive Member