Plans for new Lichfield leisure facilities
We are working on a project to create a new leisure centre for Lichfield to replace Friary Grange Leisure Centre.
The new leisure centre at Stychbrook Park, which will be built to replace the ageing Friary Grange Leisure Centre, will include a six-lane 25metre swimming pool, a vending area, a dance studio, a changing area for outdoor activity, a 3G pitch, a 80-station fitness and toning suite, Spin Studio and cycling points.
The Council will utilise a pre-existing design that another council has successfully built and means that works will commence in October 2023 and the facility expected to open by December 2024.
The new leisure centre is vitally important to the future of the city and the district and represents so much more than just a building.
We hope that this new facility, alongside Burntwood Leisure Centre, will become a focal point for helping increase participation in leisure and sport across our district, helping tackle health issues and creating a new hub for the community to complement existing facilities.
Why build a new leisure centre?
We need to build a new leisure centre because Lichfield’s current facility – Friary Grange Leisure Centre – is over 50 years old.
Although significant repairs have been carried out the building is nearing the end of its useful life.
In February 2021 we completed a programme of essential repairs at Friary Grange that will help us to keep the doors open until the new leisure centre is built.
Why Stychbrook Park?
Following a review of available sites in and around Lichfield, consideration of planning and environmental constraints, and other issues including vehicle access, Stychbrook Park was selected as our preferred option for the location for the new leisure centre.