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Date posted 19 Dec 2019

The brand new Burnholme Sports Centre will open in York early January. 

The new £2.5 million centre is part of a major community development in York delivered by City of York Council and operated by GLL, the UK's premier leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise.

The eagerly-awaited new centre is a bright, modern space, with a great range of facilities. It sits alongside and complements a new community hub and Explore library, a care home currently under construction and plans for 100 much-needed homes on the site.

The centre features a 25 station gym with the latest Technogym equipment and two studios which will offer an extensive range of instructor-led and virtual classes including Group Cycle. The four-court sports hall will host a wide programme of sports activities including badminton and gymnastics. The existing outdoor 3G will also be managed from the new centre with new changing rooms and referees’ facilities available, while the levelled and re-seeded grass pitches will be ready for use in early autumn.

Council staff at the centre and contractor F Parkinson Ltd worked hard to keep the sports centre open for 29 of the 36-week construction period, and to support residents’ and clubs activities.

Councillor Darryl Smalley, executive member for leisure and culture for City of York Council said:

“I’m delighted that the Burnholme Sports Centre will open in the new year. This brilliant new £2.5m facility will help residents to become and keep fitter than ever!

“The new Burnholme Sports Centre is a fantastic addition to the community, and to the exciting new development underway at Burnholme. After the festive period, do come and try the new sports centre out for yourself!”

Tim Bestford, Head of Service for GLL, said:

“We’re delighted to be operating this fantastic new centre in York under the Better brand, on behalf of our partners City of York Council. We’re looking forward to welcoming our first customers next month.

“The new centre has so much to offer in a variety of different sports and activities and we look forward to helping the local community get more active, more often over the coming weeks and months.”

The centre will open on Wednesday 8 January 2020. Membership for the new centre will start at just £29.95 a month which includes unlimited access to the gym and fitness classes. Opening offers are available exclusively to customers who register their details in advance.

For more information about Burnholme Sports Centre or to register your details for the exclusive membership offers please visit better.org.uk/burnholme