£2.45 million investment for new sports facilities

A £2.45 million investment at the former Burnholme Community College site is set to add improved sporting facilities at the proposed health and wellbeing campus being developed for the site. The money will allow the facilities to be open for 75 hours a week and will include a fitness gym with inclusive and accessible equipment and a programme targeting our least active residents. There will be a junior gymnastics coaching programme with opportunities for after school and weekend coaching and pitches will be improved alongside free open access to the grounds.

The sports centre will also become the home of the city’s GP exercise referral programme and free access for local schools to use the indoor and outdoor facilities will continue.

Cllr. John Galvin, the Conservative spokesperson for culture, leisure and tourism said:  “I’m delighted with the enhanced sporting and fitness opportunities these facilities will bring to the Burnholme area. These proposals, which go in front of the ruling Executive on 12 July, demonstrate without a doubt that our Conservative-led coalition’s emphasis on providing decent services for all residents, including improvements to health and wellbeing, continues to speak for itself.”

Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL), which already operates Energise and Yearsley pool, will work with the council on the refurbishment as part of its management contract and will deliver its Healthwise programme from the hub.