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multi use games area donated to fog lane park

Network Space Developments has gifted a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) to Manchester City Council after the outdoor games kit was discovered following its acquisition of the former Manchester College site on Welcomb Street.   The Openshaw site comprises of eight buildings of varying sizes which were previously used as classrooms and workshops by the Manchester School of Building. During a site inspection the NSD team also discovered an installed MUGA kit, worth circa £40,000, that was still in excellent condition.   With plans underway to redevelop the site, the high-spec MUGA needed to be removed and was offered to Manchester City Council’s Parks team which readily agreed to take the equipment. NSD has also agreed to cover the removal, cleaning and installation costs at its new home at Fog Lane Park.   Fog Lane park, East Didsbury is one of Manchester’s first public parks and is well used by the local community and beyond. In addition to the new MUGA the park offers an existing MUGA, children’s play area, tennis courts and football pitches.   Joe Burnett, Development Director for Network Space Developments, said: “As part of the site inspection we came across the MUGA kit but didn’t really know what to do with it. Once we realised its value and that it was still in good condition we wanted to give it a new lease of life.   “The partnership with the Manchester Parks team is ideal and we’re delighted that they have been able to find it a new home where it will be enjoyed by the local community.”   Councillor Lee-Ann Igbon, Executive Member for Vibrant Neighbourhoods, added: “This is a perfect example of the importance of social value and commitment from companies to Manchester.”   Initial NSD development plans for the Welcomb Street site look to deliver up to 70,000 sq. ft of multi-let industrial accommodation with work due to start on site in the first half of 2023, subject to securing planning permission later this year. About Network Space Network Space is a specialist industrial warehouse developer, investor and manager operating across the North of England. Established in 1982, Network Space has created and modernised more than 10 million sq. ft of industrial warehouse property in over 150 locations.   Press Enquiries: Deborah Hastie: M: 07799575558 E:

free swimming in manchester

During the Christmas school holidays, Manchester under 17s can swim for free during designated public general swim sessions over the school holidays and at weekends during term time, and Manchester Over 60s can continue to swim for free during any designated public general swim session, anytime. Christmas holiday dates: Monday 19 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023 Free Swimming sessions can be enjoyed at various MCRactive swimming pools across Manchester. Subject to availability. Participating pools include; - Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre - East Manchester Leisure Centre - Hough End Leisure - North City Family & Fitness Centre - Moss Side Leisure Centre - Wythenshawe Forum CAN YOU SWIM? Every week, we welcome 7,200+ young people into our pools to learn to swim every week - the highest number ever achieved in Manchester, helping them become confident swimmers before they leave school. If you're interested in learning to swim, locate your nearest pool below to find availability to suit you; - Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre - East Manchester Leisure Centre - Hough End Leisure - North City Family & Fitness Centre - Moss Side Leisure Centre - Wythenshawe Forum

manchester aquatics centre refurbishment update

Manchester City Council has confirmed the closure date for Manchester Aquatics Centre so that the significant multi-million pound refurbishment of the centre can begin. The refurbishment scheme has been designed to maintain and grow the centre’s aquatics and health and fitness programmes for the next 20 years. This will include upgrade works to all areas of the centre including: - All swimming pools - Fitness suites including all gyms and studios - Leisure Water - Cafe - Health Suites - Changing Place – accessible changing provision to meet the needs of disabled people The refurbishment will introduce new digital and sustainable technologies helping to make the centre more energy efficient and to provide a more modern and efficient building in the long term.   The works will be split into phases to enable a reduced programme of public swimming to continue at all times. During the first phase the training pool will remain open for limited sessions.   The gyms, studio, health suite, main pool, diving pool and café will close from end of day Friday 26th November 2021 until late spring 2023.   The reduced programme of public swimming in the Training Pool will be available from Wednesday 8th December 2021 and sessions can be booked via the Better UK app and online at Members will be contacted directly with information about their membership during the closure period. We’ve got a huge range of alternative centres across Manchester that the local community can use during the closure including Sugden Sports Centre, conveniently located just 100m away. TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIST OF ALTERNATE CENTRES OFFERING SWIMMING. click the links to learn more  Moss Side Leisure Centre, Moss Lane East, Moss Side, Manchester M15 5NN   Hough End Leisure Centre, 480 Princess Road, Manchester, M20 1HD   Whalley Range Stadium,  11-18 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M16 8GW Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Avenue, Manchester, M19 3PH   Belle Vue Leisure Centre, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester M12 4TF   East Manchester Leisure Centre, Grey Mare Lane,  Manchester, M11 3ND   North City Family & Fitness Centre, Upper Conran Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, M9 4DA We would like to apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause but reassure you that the refurbishment will enable improved access to high quality, affordable leisure facilities for more Manchester residents.