Bells Sports Centre Redevelopment

Live Active Leisure announce plans to invest £750,000 to develop a new fitness gym and exercise studio facilities at Bell’s Sports Centre.

The not-for-profit charitable company has confirmed that the ambitious project will start in the New Year with an expected completion date in late spring 2022. The plans will see the transfer of all fitness activities currently taking place at Live Active Rodney to repurposed and redesigned areas within Bell’s Sports Centre.

Paul Cromwell, Live Active Leisure CEO commented, “After what has been an incredibly difficult 18 months, I am delighted to confirm this exciting news. Bell’s Sports Centre is an iconic building with an outstanding sporting legacy dating back over 50 years. This project will rejuvenate the customer offer and provide outstanding fitness facilities to complement the wide range of sports and events that are delivered in the venues domed main arena and squash courts.

“Lockdown confirmed what we have always known; access to quality, affordable fitness and sport facilities are crucial for the wellbeing of everyone in the community. Whether you’re in training for an endurance event, managing a health condition, or simply keeping yourself and your family happy, fit and well, this investment will allow us to deliver a fully inclusive, integrated sport and fitness offer.

“The last 18 months have been incredibly difficult for everyone, and like most organisations we continue to manage significant financial challenges from the impact of COVID-19. This investment in Bell’s Sports Centre is a positive response to these challenges and will crucially deliver not just financial benefits but will provide a significantly improved customer offer and experience. The investment will convert the existing ‘coaching hall’ into a 100+ station gym featuring cardio and resistance equipment, functional and strength training equipment, as well as a wider choice of fitness classes delivered from 3 redesigned studios.

“Despite all of the recent and ongoing challenges it remains the Company’s vision to be the provider of choice for everyone to live an active lifestyle. This project, alongside the proposed PH20 are essential to the wider and longer-term sustainability of all the services that are delivered in our communities, and we remain hopeful that a decision will be made on the replacement venue for Perth Leisure Pool and Dewars Centre in early 2022.

“Completion will come just as Bell’s Sport Centre celebrates 55 years as a major sport venue and I am pleased that we continue to adapt to changes in trends and the growing needs of everyone in our community. I can think of no better way to celebrate than as the area’s largest and most up to date fitness provider.” 

Further information and how you can be involved with the project will be announced shortly. In the meantime, this web page will provide regular updates on progress.