Partington Sports Village is to shut for up to two years for work on a multi-million-pound plan for the site.

The council received around £18 million towards the work from the Department for Levelling Up last year.

On June 4 it received planning permission and as a result, at the end of this month, Partington Sports Village is to shut until the spring of 2026. Similarly to the rebranding of Altrincham Leisure Centre and Urmston Leisure Centre as Move Altrincham and Move Urmston, the sports village on Chapel Lane is to rebrand as Move Partington.

There will be a four-court sports hall, a four-lane swimming pool, a cycle studio, a fitness studio with more than 60 fitness stations and other facilities as well as eco-friendly features such as heat pumps and solar panels.

Jo Cherrett, CEO of Trafford Leisure, said: "We understand the closure is disruptive for our customers and we've made every effort to provide our customers with alternative locations for their wellbeing. 

"However, we're excited for the future, and for how this leisure centre will bring the local community of Partington and the surroundings villages, including Carrington, together as a focal point for wellness."

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Cath Hynes, the deputy leader of the council and its cabinet member for leisure, said: "This leisure centre development is fantastic for the people of Trafford and for the people of Partington and Carrington in particular. 

"The health and wellbeing of residents in our communities is important to us and I am delighted we are refurbishing Partington Sports Village into an amazing facility for everyone to enjoy.

Partington Sports Village is to shut at the end of this month and until the spring of 2026. The members are able to use alternative locations for their activities according to Trafford Leisure.

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