Views sought on leisure centre

The entrance and outdoor piazza envisaged for the planned new �30m leisure centre in Craigavon.
The entrance and outdoor piazza envisaged for the planned new �30m leisure centre in Craigavon.

What are your views on the proposed £30m leisure centre in Craigavon - the local council wants to know what you think.

Indeed members of the public, sporting organisations, clubs and societies are urged to comment on the proposed design of the centre.

Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are holding six public consultation days throughout September so that people have the opportunity to give their feedback on the draft designs.

Lord Mayor Cllr Garath Keating said: “Your feedback will help make sure the new centre is of the highest specification, well designed and most importantly fully utilised by people in all parts of the borough for a variety of recreational 
activities.”

He continued, “Council staff will be there throughout to talk to people answering their queries with the professional design team coming along in the evening. People can also leave their comment via computer, comment box or flip chart. So make sure you’re part of the consultation process”.

The consultation days are being held at the;

Watersports Centre, Craigavon, Saturday 3rd September from 9am-5pm

Waves Leisure Centre, Lurgan, Wednesday 7th September from 9am-9pm

Craigavon Leisure Centre, Craigavon, Wednesday 14th September from 9am-9pm

Cascades Leisure Centre, Portadown, Wednesday 21st September from 9am-9pm

Banbridge Leisure Centre, Banbridge, Wednesday 28th September from 7-9pm

Orchard Leisure Centre, Armagh, Thursday 29th September from 7-9pm

Projected to be completed in 2019, the new multi-functional centre will be one of the best examples of indoor and outdoor leisure provision in the UK.

It will also be the only leisure facility in Ireland that has an integrated watersports centre, offering a much enhanced and unrivalled programme of activities.

Proposed features include:

• Eight lane pool measuring 50m x 17m;

• Fun leisure (with large inflatable play equipment) and teaching water (with adjustable floor level);

• 300 spectator seats;

• Wet and dry side changing facilities;

• Watersports centre;

• Outdoor watersports adventure;

• Eight-court sports hall;

• Fitness gym;

• Health suite with treatment rooms;

• Spin studio;

• Dance studio;

• Five activity rooms;

• Two squash courts;

• Open hub space;

• Café; and

• Crèche/soft play area.

Alternatively you can log on to www.shapeabc.community and register to answer a series of questions about the new facility.