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Avoniel regeneration

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), construction is paused at Avoniel Leisure Centre.

Avoniel Leisure Centre

As part of our £105 million Leisure Transformation Programme we’re investing £8 million in the redevelopment of Avoniel Leisure Centre.  

This investment is part of a £45 million investment into leisure provision in east Belfast. We have received £5 million funding from the National Lottery's Heritage Fund towards a £17 million restoration and extension of Templemore Baths, where the focus will be on heritage and spa provision. 

Avoniel Leisure Centre is closed for redevelopment. All swimming lessons and memberships have transferred to the Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre. We are running a shuttle bus between Avoniel and Lisnasharragh at the following times:

Pick up  Drop off  Pick up Pick up time
Avoniel Lisnasharragh
Monday – Friday 7.30am 
Lisnasharragh Avoniel Monday – Friday   9am
Avoniel Lisnasharragh   Monday – Friday 9.30am 
Lisnasharragh   Avoniel Monday – Friday 11.15am
Avoniel Lisnasharragh   Monday – Friday 11.30am 
Lisnasharragh Avoniel Monday – Friday 1.30pm 
Avoniel Lisnasharragh Monday – Friday 5.30pm 
Lisnasharragh   Avoniel   Monday – Friday   7pm 
Avoniel   Lisnasharragh   Saturday - Sunday   11am 
Lisnasharragh Avoniel    Saturday - Sunday  1pm 

Avoniel unique selling point – outdoor leisure

Following initial consultation with local community groups, statutory organisations, and advice from industry experts, we have taken the decision that the new centre will focus largely on outdoor leisure provision. The centre will also have other facilities:

  • one intermediate standard 3G soccer pitch
  • three covered 3G five-a-side pitches
  • two outdoor 3G five-a-side pitches
  • one outdoor 3G seven-a-side pitch
  • 240 covered seats
  • two studios/multi-purpose rooms
  • two meeting/training rooms
  • changing facilities for teams, officials and individuals
  • play service provision
  • car parking