Congleton Leisure Centre unveils brand new refurbished facility

By Matthew Shannon June 27, 2023

Media Release

Congleton Leisure Centre unveils brand new refurbished facility

VIP's attend Congleton Leisure Centre opening event

VIP’s attend Congleton Leisure Centre opening event

Everybody Health and Leisure are excited to announce the opening of the newly refurbished Congleton Leisure Centre, in partnership with Cheshire East Council. Everybody hosted a VIP opening ceremony which took place on Wednesday, 28th June, where Ann Brightwell MBE, the 1960s GB Olympic gold medallist cut the ribbon, together with the mayor of Cheshire East, Councillor Rod Fletcher.

So, what can members expect to see in the complete redevelopment of Congleton Leisure Centre?

Starting with the fitness suite, it boasts a spacious two story, 100 station gym, kitted out with industry leading Technogym equipment. Encompassing all aspects of training including, dedicated strength, conditioning, resistance, functional, cardio and stretching areas, all working towards an improved health and fitness experience.

Thomas Barton, chief executive of Everybody Health and Leisure, shared:

“We are delighted to open the doors to a brand-new, much improved Congleton Leisure Centre, welcoming our members and the local community back. Starting off with over 1000 children booked to learn to swim within the first week, hundreds of memberships sold already and the opportunity for local residents to visit and experience the facilities at their convenience, making the long term commitment to their health and fitness goals.”

Councillor Mick Warren, Chair of Cheshire East Council’s Environment and Communities Committee, said:

“I have had the opportunity to look round this refurbished leisure centre and the end result is first class. Yes, we encountered a few hurdles on the way, including the Covid pandemic, but we are here now and the newly revamped Congleton Leisure Centre is now complete and represents yet another milestone achievement for Cheshire East Council and Everybody Health and Leisure. I am sure all those using the centre will be impressed with its amazing facilities and will accept that it’s been well worth the wait.”

Ann Brightwell MBE shared her thoughts on the new facility:

“I am honoured to have been invited to cut the ribbon at the opening of Congleton Leisure Centre. Having had a preview of the facilities, I can promise the residents of Congleton and the surrounding areas, it is a magnificent facility and I believe it will become a vital Community Sports and Social Centre for all ages.”

Ann Brightwell MBE cutting the ribbon alongside Cllr Rod Fletcher - Mayor Cheshire East Council

Ann Brightwell MBE cutting the ribbon alongside Cllr Rod Fletcher – Mayor Cheshire East Council

Congleton Leisure Centre members are kept active and motivated with over 50 health and fitness classes including instructor-led and virtual and a dedicated group cycling studio.

Quinta Primary School in attendance after signing the steels at Congleton Leisure Centre

Quinta Primary School in attendance after signing the steels at Congleton Leisure Centre

Swimmers can enjoy a six-lane, 25-metre pool, with an additional learner pool to support with Everybody’s Learn to Swim Scheme. A Poolpod is available which is a submersible platform lift enabling disabled, or people with restricted mobility to safely access the pool, in a dignified manner.

What has the Taste for Life Café got to offer residents and visitors to Congleton?

The new Taste for Life café area provides a delicious food and drink menu, situated next to the exclusive three story, soft play area, being one of its kind throughout the 16 Everybody facilities in Cheshire East.

Everybody haven’t finished there!

The new Congleton development houses a thermal suite including a sauna, steam room and tropical shower and a four-court sports hall. All this on offer with the convenience of free car parking for leisure centre users, with four electric charging points and eight sheltered bike racks available.

For more information about Everybody’s Congleton Leisure Centre and to explore membership options please visit:


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure are a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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Name: Matt Shannon

Organisation: Everybody Health and Leisure

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