Transformation of Abbey Leisure Centre
Find out about our exciting Leisure Transformation plans for Abbey Leisure Centre.
Earlier in the year we asked for your views on some proposed changes to Abbey Leisure Centre and refurbishment works are now underway.
We are carrying out significant improvement works to the leisure centre including a fun new adventure play zone featuring soft play, an interactive tag obstacle course area and trampolines. This exciting new facility will encourage young people to be more physically active and have fun.
A new fitness suite will be created by bringing together the existing fitness spaces into one dedicated area. The new area will include cardiovascular and weights equipment as well as separate group exercise studios. This will help us to make the most of space across the venue, allow us to add new equipment and technology to improve the overall centre experience.
A new wellbeing suite will include a specialist range of power assisted equipment that provides users with a 'helping hand' to enable them to exercise and maintain movement for longer periods of time. This suite will provide a unique exercise and rehabilitation solution perfect for people who are older, suffering from long term health conditions, recovering from injury or who are returning to exercise.
Works will also include refurbishment of the changing rooms and sauna. We will also be introducing a new food and drink facility serving healthy food options.
We are also carrying out some additional works on the roof which have been identified following surveys and investigations. The additional roof repairs are necessary to prevent further water damage due to leaks.
The leisure centre is planned to reopen in Summer 2023.
If you are a member at Abbey Leisure Centre you can use the facilities at Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre, Consett Leisure Centre, Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre, Meadowfield Leisure Centre, Peterlee Leisure Centre, Seaham Leisure Centre and Woodhouse Close Leisure Complex for free. We have contacted individual members with specific arrangements, if you have any queries please speak to a member of the team on your next visit or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exercise class timetable
During the closure period, we are able to offer a fitness class programme in alternative locations, including the community centre situated next door to Abbey Leisure Centre.
Remember you will still need to Sign up for or book a leisure centre activity online in advance.
|Monday||9.15am - 10.00am||Newton Hall Community Centre||Pilates|
|Monday||10.15am - 11.00am||Meadowfield Leisure Centre||Functional Training|
|Monday||6.00pm - 7.00pm||Newton Hall Community Centre||Body Balance|
|Monday||6.15pm - 7.00pm||Meadowfield Leisure Centre||Cyclenergy|
|Tuesday||8.15am - 9.00am||Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre||Cyclenergy|
|Tuesday||9.15am - 10.00am||Newton Hall Community Centre||Body Balance|
|Tuesday||10.30am - 11.45am||Newton Hall Community Centre||Yoga|
|Tuesday||12.00 noon - 12.45pm||Newton Hall Community Centre||Gentle Exercise|
|Wednesday||9.00am - 09.45am||Newton Hall Community Centre||Pilates|
|Wednesday||6.00pm - 6.30pm||Newton Hall Community Centre||Metafit|
|Thursday||9.00am - 9.45am||Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre||Gentle Exercise|
|Thursday||9.00am - 9.45am||Newton Hall Community Centre||Body Balance|
|Thursday||6.15pm - 7.00pm||Newton Hall Community Centre||Pilates|
|Friday||8.15am - 9.00am||Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre||Cyclenergy|
|Friday||10.15am - 11.30am||Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre||Yoga|
|Friday||3.45pm - 4.30pm||Newton Hall Community Centre||Gentle Exercise|
|Saturday||9.30am - 10.15am||Meadowfield Leisure Centre||Cyclenergy|
- Leisure management