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Ready to go at new sports hub

Ready to go at new sports hub

March 4, 2021
Gunnersbury Sports Hub - new sports hall

Take a look at the new sports hall at the centre of Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, which is waiting to open its doors for the first time.

In fact, all of our borough’s leisure centres and sports facilities look forward to welcoming back swimmers, gym-goers and team players, once lockdown restrictions are eventually able to be eased.

Roadmap to reopening lesiure facilities

Outdoor facilities reopening from 29 March:

Brent Valley Golf Course
Perivale Park Golf Course
Perivale Park Athletics Track (Club & Schools)

Sports and Leisure Centres reopening from 12 April, subject to government approval:

Everyone Active Acton Centre
Dormers Wells Leisure Centre
Elthorne Sports Centre
Greenford Sports Centre
Northolt Leisure Centre
Reynolds Sports Centre
Southall Sports Centre
Twyford Sports Centre

Sports and Leisure Centres reopening from 17 May subject to government approval:

Northolt High Sports Centre

Gunnersbury Sports Hub - boxing fitness in new sports hall
Boxing fitness in new sports hall

An array of opportunities

With all the COVID-19 limitations this past year, some of you may have been finding it tougher to keep active. But, once open, the new gym and sports hall at Gunnersbury Park – and the surrounding outdoor sports facilities that make up the rest of the hub – will offer you an array of opportunities to quickly get reacquainted with your good exercise habits or, perhaps, the chance to start new ones, with a healthier lifestyle.

The sports hub was built by Ealing and Hounslow councils, which jointly own Gunnersbury Park; along with the community interest company that runs it on their behalf. The new sports hub will be operated by Better. The gym will be piloting new technology that will see equipment light up to help you make the best of your workout.

Gunnersbury Sports Hub - new bikes
New spinning/bike area

There will also be a colour system around the gym floor which indicates which zone you are in, with a particular zone for beginners looking to build their confidence. Equipment such as spin bikes will work on a lighting system based on the rider’s profile, meaning that members of all levels can participate in a single class.

Eight new floodlit tennis courts; two top-level, floodlit 3G artificial grass pitches; football, cricket and rugby grass pitches; and even a fishing pond are also already part of the exciting wider project.

Gunnersbury Sports Hub - new gym
Equipment in the new gym

The hub will also act as a base for a number of sporting organisations, supporting them in their vital work in the local area.

One such group is charity Metro Blind Sport, which helps hundreds of people with visual impairment compete, enjoy and get involved in sports.

For more information on the sports hub, visit the Better website.