Better will formally begin its partnership with Cardiff City Council to manage and operate eight Cardiff Leisure Centres from Thursday 1st December.

Better, in partnership with Cardiff City Council, will invest £4.5 million in the Welsh Capital’s leisure estate in a 15 year agreement aimed at getting more people more active more often.  It heralds a new era for leisure in Cardiff, with improvements in facilities and a drive to increase participation across all sectors of the community.

With extensive experience of running over 300 leisure facilities across the UK, Better will bring sustainability to the service, provide unparalleled career development opportunities for staff and place a key emphasis on customer care. Mark Sesnan, MD of GLL said:

“It’s very much business as usual for leisure centre staff and customers this week following handover. What they will notice going forward are the benefits our social enterprise operation brings to these eight centres – through boosting participation and investment in improved services and facilities. We know Cardiff City Council have thought carefully about this decision - we intend to do them and the people of Cardiff proud.”

As values based organisation we will listen to and work with all stakeholders to make sure Better’s community ethos is put into practice in Cardiff.

Cardiff Leisure Centres included are:

  1. Llanishen Leisure Centre
  2. Eastern Leisure Centre
  3. Fairwater Leisure Centre
  4. Western Leisure Centre
  5. Pentwyn Leisure Centre
  6. Maindy Leisure Centre
  7. Star Hub
  8. Penylan Library and Community Centre

To find out more about our new facilities in Cardiff click here.