Michael Nugent Ltd Granted Contract for £30m Newtownards Leisure Centre

A new Leisure Centre is due to be built in Newtownards, Co. Down this year to replace the existing structure which has been in place since the 1970s. Construction has already started on site with Michael Nugent due to commence Mechanical works in the coming months.


The new centre will be built on the Diary Hall playing fields site, with the existing structure on William Street remaining open until the new facility opens its doors.  This new facility represents an investment of more than £30million and Ards and North Down Borough Council say it showcases the council’s commitment to improved health and wellbeing within the Borough.

This state-of-the-art building will offer a wide range of sports, recreation and family leisure facilities including a 6 lane gala pool and 20m teaching pool, high quality health & fitness suite amenities including a gym, sauna and steam room, a 6 court sports hall, dance & cycle/spin studios in addition to party rooms, indoor soft play and cafe areas. The new build also offers extensive outdoor facilities, catering for a much wider crowd than the average leisure centre. An independent outdoor covered sports pitch will be constructed, as well as an outdoor play area, a skate park, and an outdoor mountain bike area.

Michael Nugent Ltd is providing a full Mechanical services installation for this rejuvenating project in the heart of the Ards area. Works are aiming to be completed before the end of 2018, weather and ground conditions permitting.