Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre takes shape

Archived news: published on Wednesday 19 Sep 2012 by Fife Council

Councillor Alex Rowler, Leader of Fife Council at Michael Woods Leisure Centre

Councillor Alex Rowler, Leader of Fife Council at Michael Woods Leisure Centre

THE countdown to the opening of the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre in Glenrothes is continuing.


Council Leader Councillor Alex Rowley visited the site of the £21 m centre which will open its doors to the public at the end of April 2013.


As well as inspecting progress on site, Cllr Rowley highlighted it’s time to look ahead to the fantastic new facilities which will be on offer.


The Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre will include three pools, dryside facilities, a range of Synthetic Turf pitches and an athletics track which will bring a range of benefits to Glenrothes people and the wider community.


It is part of the Future of Leisure programme which, when complete, will have seen the council invest £55 million in three new facilities in Dunfermline, and Kirkcaldy too.


Councillor Rowley said: “It was interesting to visit the site and it’s great to be able to see the project taking shape.


“This centre is tremendously important to the people of the town and because of this I want to end speculation and confirm that the name of the facility will be the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre.


“This has been an emotive issue for a great many people but I believe it’s now time to draw a line under the continued speculation about the name so we can move forward.


“The focus should be on the benefits the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre will bring to the community.


“Further uncertainty on this subject will only detract from these positive benefits and cause potential distress to the Woods family.


“It’s time for everyone to get behind the new facility and help champion this new centre for the town.”


Inside the new Michael Woods Sports and Leisure centre will be a wealth of new facilities including:


  • 25m x 17m eight-lane competition standard swimming pool with a gallery for 250 spectators,
  • 20m x 10m training pool with underwater movable floor,
  • 11m x 5m teaching and remedial pool and a modern wetside change area with adjoining health suite,
  • dryside facilities including a large gym with 80 stations, strength and conditioning studio,
  • purpose built aerobics studio,
  • regional standard 8 x badminton court sports hall and 2 squash courts,
  • full size synthetic turf pitch,
  • three five-a-side and one seven-a-side 3G synthetic turf pitches,
  • tennis court and an upgrade of the existing athletics track.
Andy MacLellan, Community Projects Team Manager 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 69 29 Contact Andy MacLellan online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ

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