MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE
Issue Date: 28 November 2014
Work starts on brand new library and leisure centre in Levenshulme
What: Ceremony to mark the start of work on the new neighbourhood library
and leisure centre in Levenshulme.
Who: Manchester City Council executive member for culture and leisure
Councillor Rosa Battle, representatives from local community groups and
members of the project team.
When: 10.30am, Tuesday 2 December 2015.
Where: The Arcadia site, Yew Tree Lane, Levenshulme, Manchester. M19 3PH
Members of Manchester City Council, project leaders, partners and local
politicians will come together in Levenshulme to mark the start of work on
a brand new library and leisure centre on Tuesday 2 December at 10.30am.
The centre will be built on the Arcadia site on Yew Tree Lane, Levenshulme
and is expected to be complete in early 2016.
The new centre will bring state-of-the-art facilities into the heart of the
local community within Levenshulme District Centre. It will feature a four
lane swimming pool, health and fitness gym, sauna and steam room,
neighbourhood library and community studio (a flexible space that will host
various meetings, classes and events).
The Arcadia Centre adds to a plan to bring modern leisure facilities to the
city – that has also seen a new leisure centre opened in Beswick and
construction started on a new leisure complex at Hough End – due to be
completed in June 2015.
Local construction and engineering specialists Laing O’Rourke are
delivering the project via the North West Construction Hub.
Councillor Rosa Battle, Manchester City Council executive member for
culture and leisure, said: “An incredible amount of hard work has gone into
this project so it’s fantastic to see the plans begin to become a reality
with the start of work on the new Arcadia library and leisure centre.
“Manchester is renowned as a world class sporting city and this new
resource will sit along side our elite facilities bringing a top class
leisure centre to residents that I’m sure will be cherished and well used
for years to come.
“In what is undoubtedly a tough economic climate I am proud that we are not
only able to create the Arcadia leisure centre and neighbourhood library in
Levenshulme but also provide brand new facilities at both Hough End and in
The existing Levenshulme baths will stay open until the new building is
More information with plans for the new centre are available HERE