Places for People Leisure has marked a number of exciting milestones in the delivery of new leisure facilities across the country.

This month, the £16million Graves Leisure Centre in Sheffield was officially opened by Lord Sebastian Coe during his London 2012 legacy tour of the city.

The new Graves centre incorporates a major fitness suite and studios, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, two brand new swimming pools, dedicated gymnastics and trampolining halls, as well as specialist health and research facilities - as part of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM).

Create active places and healthy people

Richard Cowley, Area Manager at Places for People Leisure said,

"We are extremely pleased to be working in partnership with Sheffield City Council to ensure that we meet the needs of the local community and encourage more people to participate in physical activity. Our goal at Places for People Leisure is to 'create active places and healthy people' and I am confident that the impressive new Graves Health and Sports Centre will provide more opportunities for the local community to get more active."

Later this month, Wyre Forest Leisure Centre will also be formally unveiled by double Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, accompanied by the Chair of Wyre Forest District Council - Cllr Rose Bishop. The new centre boasts a six-lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool with moveable floor, 100 station fitness suite, 6 court sports hall, dance studios, climbing wall and small-sided outdoor pitches.

Only last month, representatives from Birmingham City Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects attended the 'topping out' ceremony at Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre in Birmingham. The dignitaries were given a tour of the new complex to mark the highest point of building work being completed on site, in advance of the centre's scheduled opening in Summer 2017.

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