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  • £11.1M

    project value

  • 25M

    swimming pool

  • £1.6M

    grant from Sport england

A landmark centre at the heart of the regeneration of Tameside


  • Combining leisure, community and wellness facilities
  • To be managed by Active Tameside
  • Giving generations of Tameside’s children a place to learn to swim
  • Set to be a home to the sport of ‘Octopush’ underwater hockey

Our team of leisure experts have started work on the exciting £11.1m Tameside Wellness Centre for Tameside Council and developers Network Space.

The landmark project at the heart of the regeneration of Tameside and the town of Denton is backed by a £1.6m grant from Sport England. The innovative centre, designed by our partners Pozzoni Architects, will combine leisure, community and wellness facilities all to be managed by Active Tameside.

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Tameside Council executive leader, Councillor Brenda Warrington said:

“I can’t wait for this exciting development to be ready for our residents. We want to support people in keeping as active and healthy as possible and this will provide even more exciting activities and options that everyone can benefit from. I’m delighted with the backing and funding that Sport England is providing and the support of our partners in bringing these fabulous designs to realisation.”

When complete in March 2020, the centre will boast a fitness suite, ten-pin bowling alley and a showpiece eight lane, 25m Mrytha swimming pool from Italy with a spectator gallery and learner pool with a moveable floor.

Replacing the area’s existing and aging swimming pool used by the majority of local schools, this stunning new environment will be where generations of Tameside’s children will learn to swim and is also set to be a home to the fast, fun and furious sport of ‘Octopush’ underwater hockey!

Designed to also create a recreational hub of community activity, the centre will offer the people of Denton meeting rooms, a soft play area and multi-use studio spaces. The roof space will house a sensory garden and have room for an open-air exercise space.

Stephen Barnes, managing director (development) at Network Space, said:

“Letting this contract is the final piece of the jigsaw in the regeneration of this major town centre site.”

Charles Johnston, property director at Sport England, said:

“We are delighted to see the construction of the Tameside Wellness Centre begin and hope it will support more people to get active so they can enjoy the health benefits it brings.”

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North said:

"We are delighted to be creating this cutting-edge facility for the people of Tameside. We will use our extensive leisure experience to create a fantastic facility which will help keep people fit and healthy for years to come."