EWC Start Work at Standish Leisure Centre


Eric Wright Construction has started work on a brand new two-storey community leisure centre in Standish.

The exciting new development features a 70-station gym, a 100 square metre studio, a 3G football pitch and a multi-use games area for tennis, netball and basketball.

Based on the site of the former Standish Golf Course on Rectory Lane, the facilities will be managed by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles on behalf of Wigan Council and will form part of a new housing development, which will fund the new leisure centre as part of the planning agreement.

Work had been due to start in November last year but a ground survey previously undertaken had expired and needed to be re-submitted as part of the plans.

Peter Burt, Managing Director of leisure provider Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, said: “It has taken a little longer than we’d anticipated to get underway on site but now we are we’re excited to see this build develop into a first-class facility for the residents of Standish.”

The new centre will have the latest Technogym equipment, with full use of MyWellness performance tracking software, and offer various virtual fitness classes.

Councillor Jim Moodie, lead member for leisure and public health at Wigan Council, said: “We are committed to providing more opportunities to help residents get active and healthy in their local communities, all as part of The Deal for Health and Wellness. By working closely with partners, we have been able to secure leisure facilities for the residents of Standish. Research shows that removing the physical barriers to exercise can have massive benefits to the NHS by preventing people getting ill later in life.”

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