New 10 year Contract Signed with Sheffield City Council
We have recently been appointed by Sheffield City Council to manage and operate two of the city’s new leisure facilities – The Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre, which is currently under redevelopment, and a new site at Thorncliffe in the High Green area of the city.
The two new facilities represent the council’s biggest investment into the city’s leisure facilities for two decades and Places for People Leisure’s operating contract will be in place for 10 years. The new centres will play a key role in increasing sports participation across the local community, encouraging more active and healthy lifestyles.
Places for People Leisure officially took over the operations of the existing Graves site on April 1 2015 and will continue to do so before managing the new facility, due to open in 2016 on the same site. The multi-million pound state of the art facility will include a 1,000m2 elite performance gymnastics and trampolining centre, swimming pools, health and fitness suite and 18 tennis courts. The facility will also act as the new headquarters for the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) and will include an NHS outpatient facility.
The site at Thorncliffe will include a 25m swimming and learner pool, large health and fitness suite and training studio space. Like Graves, it will also house NCSEM facilities including treatment and consultation rooms. Places for People Leisure will manage the operations of the centre once opened in early 2016.
Councillor Isobel Bowler, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure at Sheffield City Council adds: “We look forward to working with Places for People Leisure to deliver excellent and affordable facilities to the people of Sheffield. These two new centres will create new job opportunities and will play an instrumental role in the development of sport across the city.”