Work Begins on Crystal & Halesowen Leisure Centres

Work has started this week on improvements to the changing rooms and swimming pools at Crystal Leisure Centre.

Building contractor Speller Metcalfe has moved in to demolish the existing changing facilities at the Stourbridge site while the centre is shut due to lockdown. Improvements are also planned for the leisure pool at the Bell Street centre.

Meanwhile work is set to start next month at Halesowen Leisure Centre, where a range of improvements have been earmarked including a new indoor children’s play area.

It comes as work is well under way on a new £18m leisure centre at Flood Street in Dudley.

A view of the new soft play from the cafe at Halesowen Leisure Centre
I'm pleased to see that work has started at Crystal Leisure Centre.
Regular users of the centre told us improvements were needed to the changing rooms. As a listening council we have got the ball rolling on that and contractors are in there this week ripping them out.
There's a lot happening with leisure centres at the moment. We are already seeing the new Dudley Leisure Centre taking shape but with the potential for improvements at Halesowen and Crystal, the future looks very bright for leisure centre users.
Ian Kettle
Cabinet Member, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
The new Fitness Suite at Halesowen Leisure Centre
We are delighted to be working in partnership both Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Alliance Leisure to deliver both the Crystal and Halesowen leisure schemes.
During the build our focus will be creating significant employment opportunities for sub-contractors and suppliers from Dudley and the surrounding area, which as a local contractor we know will have an immediate positive impact for local businesses, alongside the transformation of the two centres.
Rob Lashford
Regional Director, Speller Metcalfe
The new Inclusive Fitness Suite at Halesowen Leisure Centre
Alliance Leisure is delighted to have been appointed as the Development Partner to refurbish both Crystal Leisure Centre and Halesowen Leisure Centre.
This extensive investment in the leisure portfolio will transform the leisure provision for residents throughout the borough, bringing new opportunities for everyone to enjoy a fantastic array of modern facilities.
Julia Goddard
Senior Business Development Manager, Alliance Leisure
The new Pool Hall at Halesowen Leisure Centre

Alliance Leisure will be managing the project in close liaison with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and all works will be delivered via the UK Leisure Framework, owned by Denbighshire Council and managed by Denbighshire Leisure.