Flagship centre in the heart of Oldham
- 250 spectator seating gallery for main pool
- Latest project in Oldham by local team
- Focus on using local suppliers where possible
- Located at junction of Manchester Street and St Domingo Street
- Will link Oldham College to Oldham Sixth Form College
One of Jim McMahon's last acts as Oldham Council leader before becoming an MP was to oversee two new leisure centres in the town; Oldham Sports Centre and Royton Leisure Centre.
Importantly, both give Oldham two new sporting venues to attract top class competition and create new inward investment.
In the case of Oldham Leisure Centre, it will enable the town to hold regional and televised competitions with these enhanced facilities that put the town on the national sporting map. Facilities include:
- A 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool of county-level competition standard
- A separate learner pool
- Spectator seating gallery to the main pool, providing 250 seats
- 150-competitor seats at pool sid
- Eight-court sports hall including flexible seating for 250 spectators
- 80-station fitness studio
- Separate changing facilities for dry sports and fitness suite
- Four-rink indoor bowls hall
- Improved landscaping and public realm works
Crucial to the success of this project was to provide a sports venue with the correct specifications to attract major regional competitions.
Get Oldham Working Charter
Local MD Anthony Dillon , left, with new MP Jim McMahon
We signed up to the Get Oldham
Working Construction Charter which seeks to link physical regeneration projects
to employment and training opportunities for local residents and supply chain
opportunities for local businesses. The charter seeks to link physical
regeneration projects to creating new employment and training opportunities for
local residents and supply chain opportunities for local businesses.
Companies who adopt the charter are undertaking a voluntary commitment to help us produce work-related opportunities for the people of Oldham.
At the time, Councillor Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader:
“A new state-of-the-art flagship leisure facility for Oldham is an important piece of the regeneration jigsaw coming together. We are delighted that Willmott Dixon has signed up to the Construction Charter to support our Get Oldham Working campaign by ensuring local residents and businesses benefit from investment in the borough.”