New sports centres

Why do we need new sports facilities?

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. Some of the District’s leisure centres now represent a financial burden to the Council due to rising running and maintenance costs.

The proposed new leisure centres

We will 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 we can deliver a greatly improved experience for leisure centre customers as well as significantly reduce running costs.

The new sports facilities will be located to better serve Bradford’s residents. Every community should be within a reasonable distance of a high quality leisure centre.

This programme of facility development will result in some of the our older facilities closing. We have made a commitment that new facilities will open before the outdated facilities close. Proceeds from the sale of these old sites will help to pay for the new facilities.

The development of the new facilities will be split into two phases:

  1. phase one: City Centre and Sedbergh 
  2. phase two: Squire Lane and Asa Briggs will be delivered at a later date.

You can view a map of the new facilities' locations.

City Centre: Nelson Street

  • 25m, 8 lane pool 
  • learner pool 
  • diving pool 
  • gym 
  • dance studios 
  • spinning studio 
  • meeting/party room 
  • café 
  • car parking

South Bradford: Sedbergh Playing Fields

  • 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 dance studios 
  • viewing/vending area 
  • car parking

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