Squire Lane Sports and Leisure Centre


The Squire Lane Sports and Leisure Facility will be located on the site of the former Springfield Children’s Home on Squire Lane in the Girlington area of the City.

The opportunity to develop this derelict site which is opposite the Bradford Royal Infirmary in conjunction with the NHS and local community is a key objective for the Council.

This facility will serve many local communities and is well served by the local road network and bus services.

Proposed facilities

The facilities at Squire Lane Sports and Leisure Centre will be suitable for a wide range of community uses. The sports hall complex will cater for a number of sports and activities.

The facilities will include:

  • 25m pool
  • studio pool with movable floor 
  • gym 
  • wet changing 
  • dry changing 
  • viewing area
  • reception/foyer
  • 2 dance/aerobic studios
  • toilets
  • car and cycle parking

Work to date

A design team including architect, civil engineer and quantity surveyor has been recently appointed by the Council in order to start the design work for the new facility.  Alongside this Council staff are also talking to colleagues from the hospital, other healthcare providers and community organisations in order to maximise the opportunities that this development brings.  Locating similar complimentary services delivered by different organisations in the same building or on the same site brings with it numerous opportunities to allow local residents to make the most of the services on offer and to reduce costs where money for delivering schemes such as these are limited.

Next steps

Design work will continue over the coming year with the design team producing designs and technical drawings that we can consult local residents about and use to take the development through the planning process.  Once this has been done the council will look to appoint a contractor in order to build the centre.

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