Trafford Leisure seeks food and beverage operator for new Urmston leisure destination

14 October 2019

Urmston Leisure Centre is currently being totally overhauled, extended and extensively refurbished to include a large fitness suite, modern changing facilities, a glass façade with a clip and climb wall, new exercise studios, swimming pool, sports hall and a sensory room. The £7.2 million pound redevelopment is due for completion in early 2020, and is part of Trafford Council’s overarching plans for leisure improvements across the entire borough. The development of the new facilities focuses on delivering a complete leisure experience for the community to enjoy.

To complement the standout health and fitness facilities, Trafford Leisure is now seeking a local or regional partner to provide the primary food and beverage offer, with a focus on serving a healthy and balanced all-day family-orientated offer. The opportunity will provide 1,500 sq ft of café space, 188 sq ft of kitchen facilities and over 100 covers, with a fully fitted counter and party space for children, and will be located in the centre’s central hub.

Located a mile from Urmston town centre and six miles south west of Manchester city centre, Urmston Leisure Centre is surrounded by an array of nearby amenities including Trafford Football Club, Chassen Road Train Station and an abundance of residential dwellings.

Russell McGill, retail associate at Savills, comments: “The investment from Trafford Council into the redevelopment of Urmston Leisure Centre has created a truly standout fitness and wellbeing destination. This is a rare opportunity for a local or regional food and beverage brand to acquire high specification café space in what is set to be a thriving new scheme in the local area.”

Jo Cherrett, Chief Operating Officer of Trafford Leisure says: "This is an important milestone for Urmston Leisure Centre, and we are excited to find the right partner that complements our brand to deliver an all-day, nutritious, healthy and exciting menu for our customers. Trafford Leisure supports its community and is keen to find a local or regional catering provider to be the finishing touch to its leisure and destination offer.”




Editor’s notes:

Trafford Leisure Community Interest Company Ltd (Trafford Leisure) was established in September 2015 to provide leisure services and recreational activities at the major Trafford Council facilities. Trafford Leisure is a company limited by shares, a non-profit distributing organisation, wholly owned by Trafford Council, which uses profits and assets for the public benefit. 

Trafford Leisure employs more than 400 qualified staff to help manage and deliver a number of facilities, programmes and activities across the borough of Trafford; in our leisure centres, golf course and in the community. We are committed to ensuring we have something for everyone; from babies as young as three months to our most senior 90 year customers, who are a shining example of staying well and physically active.  Each year we attract more than two million visitors.


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