Kier outlines energy and social value benefits of leisure contract


Kier has secured a £20 million leisure contract in Greater Manchester.

Person swimming in pool

The firm has been appointed by Trafford Council to refurbish Altrincham Leisure Centre. 

The project was procured through the Northwest Construction Hub Framework.

It includes upgrades to the existing centre and a new extension featuring:

  • A 25-metre swimming pool

  • A 20-metre leisure pool

  • Pool pods to aid disabled and ambulant access

  • A health and wellbeing spa

A new wellness assessment room, fitness space, two group exercise studios, and a cycle studio will also be built.

The new lobby will feature a pool viewing area and café.


Roof mounted photovoltaic panels and two large air source heat pumps will be installed, saving in the region of 444 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

Social value

Up to 16 weeks of work placements will be provided, as well as 45 hours of local school and college engagement, and more than 16 hours of volunteering with local community projects.

Sean Fenner, managing director at Kier Construction North and Scotland, said: “We look forward to working with Trafford Council to transform Altrincham Leisure Centre. Not only will the building deliver first class wellness and fitness facilities, but it will also provide significant sustainability benefits that will positively impact local residents for years to come.”

Works are due to be completed in Summer 2024.

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