Dudley's first new leisure centre in a generation opens
Developed in partnership with Alliance Leisure Services (ALS), and delivered by ISG, the £18m Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre forms part of the near £1bn Dudley regeneration programme, which is set to transform the town centre over the next decade.
The new venue on Constitution Hill, is approximately one mile from the former Dudley Leisure Centre, which closed for business this month.
Named in honour of the borough’s most famous sporting son, former England and Manchester United player, Duncan Edwards, who was born and raised in the town, the new centre offers a 25 metre, eight-lane swimming pool and a teaching pool with spectator provision. A four-court sports hall is suitable for indoor football, badminton and more, while other facilities include a 100-station gym and fitness suite, two group exercise studios and the first immersive cycle studio in the area.
A wellness suite featuring power-assisted equipment from Shapemaster provides specialist support for those recovering from injury, older customers and those living with long-term health conditions.
For families with younger children, there is a soft play area with dedicated catering as well as a party room, in addition to a café for all users of the centre.
The UKLF is a development partner framework, owned by Denbighshire Council and managed by Denbighshire Leisure, which allows Local Authorities to engage with ALS to develop their facilities from refurbishments to new builds.