Robinson Centre consultation

Closed 16 Oct 2016

Opened 12 Sep 2016


We’re investing £105 million over the next ten years to improve our leisure centres, programmes and services. This is a unique opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of our city, by delivering a quality service that meets the needs of our communities.

As part of the Leisure Transformation Programme we're investing £20 million in a new state-of-the-art leisure facility for outer east Belfast. Although dependent on the outcome of the ongoing legal proceedings, an initial site options appraisal has identified the site of the current Robinson Centre as the preferred location for the new development.

Following community consultation and advice from a range of industry experts, we have taken the decision that the new centre will focus largely on wet provision and will be an Aquatic Centre of Excellence.

In addition to extensive wet provision, the new facility will also offer a range of dry facilities such as a state-of-the-art fitness suite, sports hall and studios.

The agreed facilities are:

  • 25 metre by eight lane gala pool with 250 spectator seats
  • learner pool with movable floor and diving provision
  • confidence water for small children and toddlers
  • 140 station fitness suite
  • exercise studios
  • spin studio
  • sports hall
  • café
  • community facility
  • range of outdoor provision such as five-a-side pitch and skate park


Why We Are Consulting

Based on the agreed facilities our professional design team have developed initial designs for the new facility and we are inviting people, groups and organisations to view our plans and provide feedback on this exciting new development.

If you would like to give more detailed feedback please email

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