Thumbs-up for Olympic legacy

Date published: 12 February 2014

PLANS for Oldham’s new £15 million sports centre have received good feedback from the public after going on display.

The detailed plans, revealing the appearance and layout of the new centre due to open in autumn 2015, are on display in the current sports centre in Lord Street.

The new building, to be built on the former Aldi supermarket site at the junction of Manchester Street and St Domingo Street, includes a 25m, eight-lane swimming pool, a separate learner pool, seats for 250 spectators, an eight-court sports hall, an 80-station fitness studio, exercise studios and a four-rink indoor bowls hall as well as other facilities.

PE teacher Jon Thompson (28) was impressed with the plans, saying: “It will influence the youth of Oldham to get involved in physical activity. It is a great plan which will hopefully bring something to the community.”

The current sports centre will not close until the new centre is complete.