Manchester Aquatics Centre given reopening date following multi-million pound renovation
The centre has been operating at partial capacity for around 18 months- but a reopening date has been confirmed
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A date for the long awaited reopening of the Manchester Aquatics Centre has been announced. The centre has been operating at reduced capacity since November 2021.
The centre will reopen on Monday June 26 following the completion of phase 1- the largest phase of the redevelopment work. This means the centre will be open in time to host the World Para Swimming Championships, which will take place in late July.
The refurbishment of the MAC allows Manchester residents to have direct access to state-of-the-art leisure facilities right in the city centre.Phase 2 of the refurbishment works will commence in September and will include upgrades to all basement areas, programmed over the next 12-month period.
Councillor John Hacking, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Skills, Employment and Leisure, said: “The reopening of the Manchester Aquatics Centre is a momentous occasion for the city and it's wonderful to welcome people back to the newly renovated facility, one of the leading aquatics venues in the UK.
“The return of the Aquatics Centre is a key strategic goal for the Council, we want to ensure that our communities have access to state-of-the-art facilities in Manchester and, make sure that we’re looking after the wellbeing, both physical and mental, of our residents.
“Thanks to the Council’s large investment, the Aquatics Centre is now better equipped to suit the needs of our residents, who can now benefit from a wide range of brilliant sports equipment, aquatic upgrades, spa facilities and changing space - I would encourage anyone to go down to test out the new facilities.”