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The Sands Centre Redevelopment

Published on 05 July 2018

The Sands Centre Redevelopment

A public event, showcasing The Sands Centre redevelopment proposals, will be held later this month.

As part of the pre-planning process, a consultation event has been organised on Carlisle City Council’s behalf, by the sports and leisure architectural practice GT3 Architects.

A public consultation event will be held at The Sands Centre (Eden Suite) on Friday 20 July between 1.30pm and 7pm.

At the event, there will be the opportunity to see a 3D model of the proposed development, draft plans drawn together by the architects and the opportunity to pass on your comments.

Carlisle City Council wants to improve the standard and quality of our major leisure facilities. Proposals for The Sands Centre include:

  • A 25-metre eight-lane swimming pool.
  • A 20-metre by eight-metre learners’ pool, with moveable floor.
  • A 120-station fitness suite.
  • New four-court sports hall and gallery.
  • Dance and exercise studios.
  • NHS physiotherapy suite.
  • Existing sports hall transformed into a dedicated auditorium.
  • New bar and café facilities.

The proposals, if agreed, will reduce the council’s subsidy to its leisure provider.

Cllr Anne Quilter, Portfolio holder for Culture, Heritage and Leisure, said:

“The public consultation event will be an opportunity for members of the public to find out about the investment plans in more detail, ask questions to the project team and leave any feedback you have about the project. Please join us at the event and have your say.”

All proposals are subject to planning and council approvals.

For further information about the consultation event or to pass on your comments, contact Alun Hayes by calling 07809 140 016, email [email protected] or write to Freepost UK NETWORKS.

Building up to The Sands Centre consultation event, tell us what you think about activity and exercise, whether you use your local leisure centres and what would encourage you to use them more or to start using the new facilities in the future. Please complete the following survey:



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