Grand Central Leisure has now opened new and improved gym changing rooms, thanks to investment from Stockport’s Labour-run Council. We’ve had a sneak preview of the new facilities which look much improved and very smart indeed.
The investment of £2.8m in the Grand Central leisure complex, agreed by Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Sheila Bailey, came as part of . This has led to upgrades to facilities and improvements which will bring the leisure centre back to full use.
New facilities include already-opened and fully modernised gymnasium and shower facilities, which will be followed by new ‘health spa’ facilities. Being completed now, these will include a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool, aromatherapy room and a special relaxation area.
Grand Central’s 50metre pool will also to benefit from new slides and a children’s fun pool set to open before summer. The investment package also aims to improve buildings and facilities management so that Grand Central can remain open and competitive as a going concern for years to come.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said:
“As soon as we formed an Administration we looked into why valued leisure facilities such as Grand Central had fallen into disrepair. Amazingly, the previous administration had made no allowances for the upkeep of these centres.
“Because of this, not only had there been a fall in standards, but some much-valued facilities at Grand Central had become unusable and had to close.
“We immediately took action to address this through a comprehensive renovation of Grand Central as part of over £5m of investments in parks and leisure. I am very pleased to see that Grand Central is being returned to the standard of quality provision Stockport residents should be able to expect.”