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Haden Hill Leisure Centre closes for upgrade

Sandwell Council has announced the temporary closure of Haden Hill Leisure Centre from 28 March while it undergoes an extensive upgrade.

The leisure centre, on Barrs Road in Cradley Heath, will undergo a £24 million makeover which includes the demolition and rebuild of the swimming facilities and an extensive upgrade to the rest of the building to bring the facilities up to modern standards. 

Haden Hill Leisure Centre opened its doors in 1976 and has served the community for nearly half a century. However, a partial ceiling collapse in 2023 in the pool area has meant the swimming facilities have been closed for 12 months.

It was announced by the government in 2023 that £20million has been allocated to Sandwell Council from their Levelling Up Fund for Haden Hill Leisure Centre, with funding from other partners and an investment from Sandwell Council of £2m. Plans include a community pool, a learner pool, a sauna and steam rooms, plus a gym, two dance studios, an indoor cycling studio and a sports hall.

Work on Haden Hill Leisure Centre, subject to planning permission, is due to be completed by Autumn 2026.


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