Ashton Leisure Centre refurbishment

Last updated: 07 September 2017

Gym goers at Ashton Leisure Centre are set to receive a major boost thanks to a £2.8million investment to improve the facility.

Existing members are set to benefit from a brand new 80-station gym with Technogym equipment, group exercise studio and indoor cycling studio which will form part of an extension to the current building, alongside brand new sauna, steam room and additional changing facilities.

A state of the art synthetic pitch and multi-use games area will also be installed to enable group and community bookings.

This is the third facility to receive an upgrade as part of the Deal for Health and Wellness which has seen Wigan Council invest £6million to support residents to lead long and healthy lives.

Councillor Paul Kenny, portfolio holder for Leisure Client and Resources said:

"I’m really pleased with the investment at Ashton Leisure Centre, as the improvements will help to enhance the current leisure offer available to residents in the area. This will help to reinforce the importance of helping local people to be active and healthy as part of the principles of the Deal for Health and Wellness.”

Working with Warden Construction, Inspiring healthy lifestyles will lead on the delivery of the refurbishment, with managing director, Peter Burt adding:

"Much like the facilities at Howe Bridge and Leigh leisure centres, the development at Ashton will improve our leisure and wellbeing offer by modernising and expanding the range of opportunities available.

"We have a very loyal customer base at Ashton who already enjoy the facilities, and through this major refurbishment we will be providing a more rounded and complete experience hopefully encouraging many more people to get active and healthy."

The first phase of the exciting project begins on Monday 30th January, running over the course of the next 12 months and will begin with the introduction of a brand new multi-use games area, perfect for netball, tennis, football, hockey and basketball.

An air conditioned temporary gym with an easy access swipe card system will be placed on the current site of the overflow car parking before the main extension works begin in July.

Work on the synthetic football pitch will begin in July, with alterations to the gym staircase and the installation of lift access starting in August.

The refurbishment to the leisure centre is scheduled to be fully completed by January 2017.
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