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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 we are now starting refurbishment works at the centre from September 2022. 

Refurbishment works

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. 

Timescales

Due to the significant nature of the works programme the leisure centre will be closed and is expected to reopen in Spring 2023. 

Members

If you are a member at Abbey Leisure Centre you can use the facilities at Chester-le-Street Leisure CentreConsett Leisure CentreFreeman's Quay Leisure CentreMeadowfield Leisure CentrePeterlee Leisure CentreSeaham 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 csleisuremanagement@durham.gov.uk. 

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. 

DayTimeVenueClass
Monday9.15am - 10.00amNewton Hall Community CentrePilates
Monday10.15am - 11.00amMeadowfield Leisure CentreFunctional Training
Monday6.00pm - 7.00pmNewton Hall Community CentreBody Balance
Monday6.15pm - 7.00pmMeadowfield Leisure CentreCyclenergy
Tuesday8.15am - 9.00amChester-le-Street Leisure CentreCyclenergy
Tuesday9.15am - 10.00am Newton Hall Community CentreBody Balance
Tuesday10.30am - 11.45amNewton Hall Community CentreYoga
Tuesday12.00 noon - 12.45pmNewton Hall Community CentreGentle Exercise
Wednesday9.00am - 09.45amNewton Hall Community CentrePilates
Wednesday6.00pm - 6.30pmNewton Hall Community CentreMetafit
Thursday9.00am - 9.45amChester-le-Street Leisure CentreGentle Exercise
Thursday9.00am - 9.45amNewton Hall Community CentreBody Balance
Thursday 6.15pm - 7.00pmNewton Hall Community CentrePilates
Friday8.15am - 9.00amChester-le-Street Leisure CentreCyclenergy
Friday10.15am - 11.30amChester-le-Street Leisure CentreYoga
Friday3.45pm - 4.30pmNewton Hall Community CentreGentle Exercise
Saturday9.30am - 10.15amMeadowfield Leisure CentreCyclenergy

 

 

 

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