A healthy future for the Spen Valley

After more than three years of planning and development, we have now opened a new £18.6 million leisure centre in the Spen Valley.

Kirklees Council has been working with our partner, Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL), to deliver a modern, state-of-the-art leisure centre shaped by the thoughts and views of local residents. Spen Valley Leisure Centre will support healthier lifestyles for our residents, leading to improved health and wellbeing.

The new leisure complex replaces the old Spenborough Pool, which had previously been extended to provide a fitness suite and fitness studio in order to meet residents' evolving fitness needs. Spen Valley Leisure Centre will include two swimming pools, a large fitness suite, two fitness studios and a cycle studio, providing a wide range of exercise options and classes.

Peter Collings Kier Construction

The new centre

The centre features


  • 25m main pool with 8 lanes
  • 20m x 10m activity pool with a moveable floor and feature lighting
  • Swimming lessons for all ages
  • Spectator seating in pool areas


  • Large fitness suite
  • Two fitness studios for multi-use
  • Cycling studio


  • Two changing villages with family cubicles, baby change, and large team changing areas
  • Accessible features for all, including a lift from reception and multiple-sized changing rooms and areas

What it means to the community

To find out why the new Spen Valley Leisure Centre is so important to the North Kirklees community, we spoke to children from the nearby Littletown Primary Academy, and to Eileen Fenton, local lifelong swim coach and female winner of the first ever race across the channel.

KAL customers

If your enquiry is specific to your existing KAL membership or you are a KAL customer you can find out further information here:

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