Grand Central Leisure Centre set for £2.8m overhaul

Grand Central Leisure Centre
Grand Central Leisure Centre

Grand Central Leisure Centre in Stockport is to benefit from a multi-million-pound programme of investment to improve and refurbish the facilities.

The £2.8m overhaul will include bringing the  health suite and pool flumes back into use plus refurbished changing rooms and new pool features.

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Housing, said: “For some time the condition of Grand Central has not been of the quality that local residents should be able to expect and it is quite right that the Council’s Executive has very quickly made this investment a priority.

“The upgrade will complement the Council’s investment with partners to regenerate Stockport Exchange and the town centre.”

Built in 1991, Grand Central has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and comprehensive fitness facilities. It is Stockport’s most well-used leisure facility and is managed by Life Leisure.

Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure, said: “We have been working with the council to secure funding for the development at Life Leisure at Grand Central and we are delighted that the centre will undergo these essential works over the coming months.

“The centre is a flagship facility in the town and it is important that we continue to provide the best leisure facilities and opportunities for our communities.”