South Staffordshire leisure centres in £3.4 million refurbishment

Released on 3 May 2022

Penkridge Leisure Centre
Penkridge Leisure Centre

Three leisure centres in South Staffordshire will undergo huge refurbishments worth a total of £3.4 million.

The work, set to start on Monday, May 9, will see major developments take place at Penkridge, Wombourne, and Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centres – with each receiving different bespoke improvements.

The first phase of work will commence at Penkridge Leisure Centre on May 9 and will include complete refurbishment of the main entrance, reception area, stairwell and landing. 

Plans are in place to ensure minimal disruption at the leisure centre, with all facilities remaining open for the duration of the refurbishment period.  It is intended for works at Penkridge to be completed by the end of July 2022. 

Phase Two will see work start at Wombourne Leisure Centre in the summer to fully refurbish the entrance and reception area. This will be followed by further extensive work to the poolside and swimming pool changing rooms in the autumn.

Work at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre, also part of Phase Two, will include complete upgrade of the reception area, poolside and swimming changing rooms. This is planned to start in the autumn of this year.

Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre

South Staffordshire Council completed a full upgrade to Codsall Leisure Centre's gym last month, with a new state-of-the-art fitness facility unveiled on March 12.

In addition, a brand new outdoor synthetic pitch – part funded by the Football Foundation – opened on April 1 at Wombourne Leisure Centre.

Councillor Len Bates BEM, Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “In a post-lockdown world, it is more important than ever that we do all we can to facilitate the wellbeing of our residents – both physically and mentally – by providing them with high-quality facilities which can be used for exercise and socialising.

“These excellent improvements will see the leisure centres given a facelift, bringing in state-of-the-art facilities for use by our valued leisure centre members and customers. The work will also give the facilities a fresh, new look and feel, while offering inviting environments."

The full programme of newly-announced refurbishments is predicted to be complete by the middle of 2023. Further details will be released in due course and progress updates will be posted via South Staffordshire Council's website and social media pages.

For updates and progress visit or follow South Staffordshire Council's leisure centres on Facebook.  Customers can also sign up to receive free e-bulletins for the latest news from South Staffordshire's leisure centres at

Contact details

For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Council Offices,
Wolverhampton Road,
South Staffordshire,

Tel: 01902 696000

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