Council launches new £30M Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Ards and North Down Borough Council has officially opened the doors of its new state of the art Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex.

picture of Mayor Richard Smart and Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex Manager Sean Fegan

The Council’s £30M investment in the complex represents a tremendous boost for the social, leisure and economic wellbeing of local residents and everyone right across the Borough and is set to transform leisure provision in Ards and North Down. 

Open seven days a week with extended opening hours, the new Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex delivers the most modern and advanced leisure amenities. 

Inside, the facilities include a 110 station gym and three fitness studios; luxury spa; six lane main pool and minor pool with moveable floors; a splash play area for toddlers and young children; an indoor soft play area and unique Blacklight adventure zone as well as a vibrant new 100 seat café.

There is a fully fitted gymnasium with courts for netball, basketball and racquet sports.  A full sized covered all-weather playing field for team sports suitable for schools and the wider community can be found in the Dome area. 

Outside, there is a Diversity Play Zone with sensory garden, a Pump Track for biking and Wheel Park for skateboarding, scooters, BMX and inline skating.

Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council Cllr Richard Smart said:

“This is a marvellous day for everyone in the Borough.  Stepping through the doors, you are immediately aware of the scale of this project and the attention to detail is first class.  It’s a great start to the new year and a great investment in our social wellbeing and health.

“The Council is delighted to bring this facility to residents and I hope that everyone will be encouraged to make full use of it,” he said. 

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