Fantastic, new Spen Valley Leisure Centre due to open early 2022

Published 4th Nov 2021 by Emma Sinfield

The development of the new Spen Valley Leisure Centre is well underway and is on track to open early in 2022.

Thanks to an investment of over £15m from Kirklees Council & with further funding being provided by Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), the new Leisure Centre will provide the local area with a modern, fit for purpose, flexible activity hub.

Spen Valley Leisure Centre has been designed with customers’ needs at the heart of the development & will include the following:

  • 8 lane, 25 metre main pool
  • 20m x 10m Activity Pool, with a moveable floor
  • Large fitness suite which will contain the latest equipment from the likes of Technogym & Wattbike as well as a large functional area, including a track & rig
  • 2 fitness studios with flexibility for a variety of other uses
  • 1 cycle studio
  • Two changing villages which will include family cubicles, baby change, large team changing areas. Plus, a variety of accessible changing areas.

The Centre will house a designated 'Changing Places' facility (a purpose-built changing space which allows people with profound and complex needs to change or use the toilets safely and comfortably), as well as ensuring that the Centre is respectful of the cultural needs of our customers. KAL are also a Dementia Friendly organisation and are committed to ensuring that their facilities are welcoming to all members of our community.

There will be a lift from the reception area to the first floor where the studios and gyms will be located, helping to ensure the Centre is fully accessible.

Spen Valley Leisure Centre will provide the local community with an amazing leisure space, providing a range of opportunities for local people to improve their health & wellbeing, with the Centre set to become a major asset for the Spen Valley area for many years to come.

Interested in making use of the new Leisure Centre?

KAL will shortly be offering people the chance to express their interest in using the new Spen Valley Leisure Centre when it opens in 2022. So, if you are interested, please follow KAL on Facebook where all updates will be posted. Register your interest at


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