Sheffield’s new £7m Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre Officially Opens

There’s no better time to Move More, as Sheffield’s brand new £7million leisure centre, in the north of the city, was officially opened this month.

 

Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre in High Green, Sheffield was officially opened on Saturday 16 July by the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Denise Fox.

 

The state of the art development was funded by Sheffield City Council, Sport England, NCSEM and Ecclesfield Parish Council and is operated by Places for People.

 

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council said: “Sheffield is already a very active city and one with a rich sporting history. These fantastic facilities at Thorncliffe will build on that and help us to reach our goal of being the most active city in the UK by 2020.

 

“The centre provides quality facilities that will help people in the north of the city, of all ages and abilities and with many different interests and goals, to live more active and healthy lifestyles. Whether it’s swimming, fitness classes, the gym or even just an excuse to meet up with friends, there is something here for everyone.”

 

The centre, which opened its doors to the public at the beginning of June incorporates a 6 lane 25m swimming pool plus dedicated learner pool, a major fitness suite and two workout studios plus specialist health and research facilities as part of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM).

 

Centre Manager Alex Greaves from Places for People said: “Following the opening of Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre we have been delighted with the popularity of the centre and customer feedback we have received.

 

The centre had more than 18,000 visits in the first month of opening and our swimming lesson and fitness memberships continue to exceed expectations.”

 

More information is also available on the Places for People website at www.thorncliffehealthandleisurecentre.org.

 

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