new & improved de stafford sports centre

We'll be transforming de Stafford Sports Centre over the next few months to make it even better than it is today!

April 19 2018

In partnership with de Stafford School, Freedom Leisure is pleased to announce that the planned building refurbishment at de Stafford Sports Centre begun on 23 April 2018

Visual of a new and improved main reception and café | de Stafford Sports Centre

At the centre we have already seen some significant energy saving improvement works in preparation for this main development; namely a new air handling system for the pool and changing areas which will not only improve the user experience but also save on energy costs throughout the year.

The whole project combined is costing around £1.2 million and these exciting developments will include;

  • A larger main studio
  • New wellbeing studio
  • Extension to the gym
  • New gym equipment provided by Technogym
  • New larger reception and café servery
  • An improved range of hot and cold snacks including Costa Coffee
  • A new open plan café seating area

We are all very excited with the proposed plans for the centre, which when complete, will provide a greater opportunity for the health and wellbeing of the local community and de Stafford School.

Chris Cole, Centre Manager

plans are available to view at main reception

NEW Reception & Café

NEW Gym layout & new equipment

Ground Floor Plan | de Stafford Sports Centre

an update on building refurbishment progress

Since building work started on 23 April 2018, behind the scenes we have seen great progress including the following highlights:

  • the demolition and strip out of the original reception and offices
  • electrical and mechanical 1st and 2nd fix to reception and studio 1
  • a new tiled floor in our new reception
  • sub floor for both new aerobic studios complete
  • planning approval and preparation for a new lobby box entrance

Over the next month behind the scenes we will see:

  • new walls and ceilings for our new studios and reception
  • a new reception desk and servery built
  • finished flooring for both studios
  • start of work to the new main entrance -groundworks, erection of steels, new entrance roof and lobby glazing
  • reception decoration and delivery of our new desk and servery
  • orders placed for our brand new state of the art Technogym unity equipment, free weights and equipment for our new functional training room

We are working on a schedule to reopen our new reception and our first new studio at the end of July/ beginning of August with works then continuing on the new gym extension and second aerobics studio.

We'd love to hear from you as to what you think of the new improvements coming to de Stafford so please contact us. As with all these major projects there will be inevitable disruption with contractors on site but we'll endeavour to keep this to a minimum.

We hope you are as pleased as we are that this is happening and we look forward to a bright and shiny new centre with new programmes of classes, a great new cafe and a gym extension that will be the envy of others in the area.

contact us for more information or call 01883 716717