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Sports Facilities Investment Plan

This consultation ended on 21 September 2014

The analysis of the survey is now taking place and the results will be posted here shortly

Below is the information on the Sports Investment Plan which formed the basis of the consultation

What is the consultation about?

Delivering Sustainable Modern Leisure Centres

The Council are looking to deliver four new leisure centres across the district representing Bradford’s largest ever investment in sports facilities.

Buildings get older and eventually need replacing. The Council will be engaging with the public on the plans for the new leisure centres and will be providing opportunities for residents to find out further information at a series of open events. In addition, a number of permanent exhibitions providing further information will be taking place from 25 August to 21 September 2014.

The need for change

A number of Bradford’s existing leisure centres are coming to the end of their life-span and are considered no longer fit-for purpose. Due to rising running and maintenance costs, some of the District’s leisure centres now represent a financial burden to the Council.

The proposed new leisure centres

In order to meet this challenge the Council proposes to provide four new exciting modern leisure centres that will encourage even more people to take up physical activity.

By building these new modern leisure facilities the Council can also significantly reduce running costs as well as delivering a greatly improved customer experience.

The new sports facilities will be located to better serve Bradford’s residents and have been informed by detailed demand assessments. Every community should be within a reasonable reach of a leisure centre.

The Council has already made a commitment that new facilities will open before four older facilities close. After the new facilities open the outdated and inefficient centres at Bowling Pool, Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Queensbury Pool and Bingley Pool would close. The sale of these sites will help to pay for the new facilities.

Proposed New Leisure Centres – Planned Facilities

City Centre: Nelson Street

City Centre Pool

  • 25m, 8 lane pool
  • Learner pool
  • Diving Pool
  • Gym
  • Dance studios
  • Spinning studio
  • Meeting/party room
  • Café
  • Car parking

South Bradford: Sedbergh Playing Fields

South Bradford: Sedbergh Pool

  • 25m, 6 lane pool
  • Learner pool
  • Gym
  • Dance studios
  • 8 court sports hall
  • Café / vending area
  • Car parking
  • Outdoor changing

North Bradford: Squire Lane

  • 25m, 6 lane pool
  • Learner pool
  • Gym
  • Dance studios
  • Viewing/vending area
  • Car parking

Southwest Bradford: Asa Briggs Park

  • 25m, 6 lane pool
  • Gym
  • 2 x Dance studio
  • Viewing/vending area
  • Car parking

Get the facts and have your say

A roadshow of public engagement events will be taking place from 1 September to 14 September 2014, at which opportunities will be available to gain further information and provide your comments.

Permanent Displays:

  • Bingley Pool
  • Bowling Pool
  • Queensbury Pool
  • Richard Dunn Sports Centre

Roadshow Events:

  • Morrisons, Girlington 1 September 10am - 12 noon
  • Tesco, Canal Road 1 September 1pm - 8pm
  • Karmand Centre 2 September 10am - 12 noon
  • Morrisons, Thornbury 2 September 1pm - 5pm
  • Bingley Square 3 September 4pm - 6pm
  • Khidmat Centre 3 September 2pm - 3pm
  • Milan Centre 3 September 12 noon - 1pm
  • Asda, Dudley Hill 4 September 10am - 12 noon
  • Tesco, Great Horton 4 September 1pm - 5pm
  • West Bowling Community 4 September 6pm - 8pm
  • Tesco, Halifax Road 5 September 1pm - 5pm
  • Tesco, Queensbury 5 September 10am - 12 noon
  • Bowling Pool, Monday 15 September 4pm - 6.30pm
  • Bingley Pool, Monday 15 September 4pm - 6.30pm
  • Queensbury Pool, Tuesday 16 September 4pm - 6.30pm
  • Richard Dunn Sports Centre, Thursday 18 September 4pm - 6.30pm

Full details of the consultation events and exhibitions, including dates and times will be published in the local media, leisure centres and

When does this consultation run?

The consultation runs from Friday 15 August 2014 until 21 September 2014

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