Blyth Sports Centre set for £5m refurbishment

Northumberland County Council has pledged £5m in funding to modernise Blyth Sports Centre.

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Active Northumberland, which operates the centre on behalf of the council, will oversee the work to provide new and improved sport and leisure facilities.

Additionally, the creation of a wellness hub for the local community is part of the investment plans to increase physically active lifestyles in the area.

“Modern lifestyles mean that most of us are not as physically active as we should be, which can be detrimental to our long-term health, so it’s never been more important to provide great places for people to stay active and have fun,” said Mark Tweedie, Active Northumberland CEO.

“The centre is to undergo a major transformation incorporating some of the very best services and equipment. I’m sure that once people see the finished results, they will be as excited about it as we are.”

A tender process is currently underway, with work expected to begin on the new facilities in the autumn.

The refurbishment, which includes essential repair and maintenance work, will be carried out on a phased basis to minimise disruption and keep the centre open for the local community during the works.