Greenbank launches public consultation on refurbishment plans for Greenbank Sports Academy

Greenbank’s existing users, as well as the wider general public are being asked for their views on plans to upgrade the changing room facilities, toilets and reception area at Greenbank Sports Academy.

Greenbank’s consultation, to find out what local people think of the proposed refurbishment plan is now open. Plans can be viewed on here:

Demolition Plan for Changing and reception area

Proposed Plan for changing rooms and reception area

 A display is also available to view at Greenbank Sports Academy reception. People can then give feedback on the refurbishment by emailing:

Additionally, informative sessions will be hosted for the public and invited user groups which will include a short presentation about the proposals for Greenbank Sports Academy followed by a discussion on the plans.

Session 1 (Online) – Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 11:00 – 12 noon

Session 2 (Online and in person) – Wednesday 9th February at 19:00 – 20:00

To book on one of the sessions, please email:  stating which session you would like to attend.

The consultation will allow users/wider public to have their say on the detailed refurbishment plans for Greenbank Sports Academy. The planned refurbishment has been developed with support from Football Foundation to deliver long-term sustainable sport and leisure provision which gives the best health and wellbeing outcomes for users. The proposed design includes upgrades to:

  • Changing Rooms
  • New Changing Places Room,
  • Shower Areas,
  • Accessible Shower/WC’s
  • Reception/Office layout
  • Entrance Foyer including automatic doors

The investment will support the charities’ strategy and commitment to “Be recognised as an outstanding national, regional and local provider of physical education, sport and leisure with a key focus on providing choice and opportunity for people who have a disability”, and is part of Greenbanks overall ‘Strategic Framework to 2024’. The large-scale refurbishments will be carried out on the understanding that we are successful with a Football Foundation bid and that the charity attracts 20% match funding. Match funding is presently estimated at £35,000.

Mary Beaumont, Chief Executive and Secretary of Greenbank Charity, says:

“We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our community with a focus on providing inclusive environments for all, and a key element to this is to improve our much loved Sports Academy facility, bringing it up to date. With gaining the support of the Football Foundation and being a named site in the local football facility plans, our first step in the process is to ask our community what would help them to be more physically active and specifically what they would like to see in our detailed plans for this phase of our planned Academy refurbishment. We ask people to take the time to view our plans and contribute to this consultation.”

The consultation will be active between 31st January and 11th February 2022.