LEISURE chiefs want to know what people think about plans for a new leisure centre in Stretford.

The new leisure centre as part of Trafford Council’s Stretford Masterplan to regenerate the area.

It would replace the existing Stretford Leisure Centre on Greatstone Road. Leisure facilities would also be redeveloped at Turn Moss, Stretford.

Leisure bosses say the proposed facilities at the new centre would include two swimming pools, a sports hall, state-of-the-art fitness suite and ladies-only gym, as well as studios, flexible space and activities specifically for children and young people.

Residents are being asked for their feedback on the scheme.

Andy Worthington, the chairman of the board of Trafford Leisure, said: “We need your feedback on the proposed new leisure offer for Stretford.

“Nothing has been agreed as yet as we want hear what local residents think. Do you want to see a new leisure centre and what facilities and activities would you like to see at the new centre?

“We are very excited about these proposed changes as we have witnessed the significant, positive effect physical activity can have on both mental and physical health. But it’s vital this proposal works for the people of Stretford, so do get in touch to let us know your views.”

The proposed location for the new leisure centre is the current Kellogg’s headquarters site on Talbot Road, alongside the planned UA92 higher education campus, just across from Trafford Town Hall.

Jonathan Francis, general manager north for Trafford Leisure, said: “I have always lived in Trafford and have worked in leisure across the entire borough since the 1980s, so the investment Trafford is seeing in its leisure facilities is really exciting and unprecedented in all my time working in leisure.

“Being based in the north, the announcement of the Stretford Masterplan is amazing news and I’m delighted that a new leisure centre has been proposed as part of the scheme, allowing us up to date, fit for purpose facilities, just a stone’s throw from the current building, in addition to investment in Turn Moss.

"I encourage all residents and users of the current leisure facilities to feed into the Masterplan consultation so their views can be considered.”

The community have a say in the overall Stretford Masterplan as well as a voice in how the final leisure centre plans will look, and the consultation is now open for feedback. You can take part by talking to a member of staff at the current leisure centre or by emailing your thoughts to stretfordmasterplan@trafford.co.uk or visiting www.trafford.gov.uk/stretfordmasterplan.

The new leisure centre investment is part of Trafford Council’s wider investment of £30million in leisure facilities across the borough.