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Aireborough Leisure Centre Development

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When will the improvement works start

Friday 26th May 2017 will be the last day for swimming at Aireborough until the refurbishment work is complete


What will the improvement works mean to you the customer?

Both pools, pool changing rooms, pool viewing and reception area will be closed during the works. The rest of the building will stay open as normal. 

The majority of our school lessons are being relocated to Kirkstall Leisure centre and Holt Park Active, and will start their lessons there after the Springbank school holidays.

At present we are working our way through the 1,000+ children on our swimming lesson scheme which have in the majority been relocated to Chippindale pool. Parents / Carers will receive a phone call in the next week or so to make an offer of a place for their child / children.

For general swimming options we are looking to accommodate some extra early morning and late evening swim sessions at Chippindale pool, and of course there will always be the option of visiting other local Leeds City Council facilities during their programmed sessions. We will have timetables available for Holt Park and Kirkstall Leisure centre from early May for you to pick up at reception.

What will happen with the dry side activities?

With respect to the dry side activities, entrance to the building will be at the rear (next to the general office) where we will create a temporary reception area. The dry side changing rooms and all dry side areas will then operate as normal

When will the work be finished?

The work is currently scheduled to be finished Spring 2018.

Thank you for your continued support.

Plans and Consultation

​​Leeds City Council Sport and Active Lifestyles have been successful in securing £500k from the Sport England Improvement Fund; this will go towards a £1m scheme to improve Aireborough Leisure Centre.

With respect to the dry side activities, entrance to the building will be at the rear (next to the general office) where we will create a temporary reception area. The dry side changing rooms and all dry side areas will then operate as normal

We are currently working with our partners to finalise the scheme, which will provide the following:

  • New entrance, with easy access from the car park and an improved façade to the centre
  • Improved reception area to provide a light and airy space that is both welcoming and accessible to users – both current and new to the centre
  • Retiling the pool surrounds
  • New ‘village’ style changing facilities which will comprise of:

  • Changing cubicles of varying sizes to allow single or family changing
  • Group changing rooms for schools / clubs – which can also be used as male and female changing rooms when required
  • ‘Changing places’ facility for people with profound or multiple disabilities which is fitted with specialist equipment including a hoist and changing bench
  • Open and single shower areas to allow access by families, but privacy for those who need it
  • Vanity area with hairdryers / mirrors

  • We are working with current users to keep them up to date on any closures to allow for the work to take place and would welcome any feedback on the proposals on sportconsultation@leeds.gov.uk  ​​​​​​​​​​

    To give you an idea of what Aireborough might look like here are some of the proposed plans; previous leisure centre refurbishments funded by Sport England and ones we have carried out across Leeds.​

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