Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre reopened on 12 August, following the completion of its multi-million investment from Manchester City Council.
The centre reopened its doors to residents today following its long-anticipated reopening. The significant revamp has transformed the Abraham Moss centre’s leisure and library facilities into a bustling and residential hub. Where, residents can have access to essential, state of the art services all in once place, in the heart of their communities.
Abraham Moss Leisure Centre now boasts a six-lane swimming pool, learner pool, steam room and sauna, two squash courts, health and fitness suites, (including gyms and studios), sports hall and changing facilities. The Centre will also home the new, state of the art indoor cricket facilities and become the very first Indoor Urban Cricket Centre in the city.
Abraham Moss Library offers a welcoming space for the community complete with free high quality Wi-Fi, new books, self-issue facilities and a diverse range of events for people to enjoy. The new, open plan library is open to all residents who register for free with the library and will be open 7 days a week.
The refurbishment of Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre is part of an ongoing sport and leisure investment strategy implemented by Manchester City Council. Leisure facilities and libraries across the city are being modernised so they can be better equipped to suit the needs of residents.
Councillor John Hacking, Executive Member for Skills, Employment and Leisure said:
"The reopening of Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre marks the completion of a landmark project. Residents in the Crumpsall area and beyond will now be able to benefit from a new, improved and modernised library and, state of the art leisure facilities in the heart of their communities.
“ The reopening of the fantastic facilities at Abraham Moss shows that we are committed to improving community facilities for local communities and encouraging residents to lead healthier lifestyles. Abraham Moss is one of the many leisure centres and libraries across the city that are benefiting from Council investment to ensure the hubs are better equipped to service the needs of the community.
“So, if you want to going for a swim, play some cricket or, have some quiet time reading, Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre is the perfect spot!”
Yarv Abbas, Interim Deputy of Manchester Active, said:
"It’s been a long wait for the return of Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre, but it’s certainly been worth the wait. This state-of-the-art facility embodies the essence of community and is a true testament to the power of co-located leisure and library spaces. We are delighted to welcome back the diverse local community who have waited so patiently during the construction to get active, and for them to make the most of all the new facilities Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre has to offer".
Bobby Cross, Lancashire Cricket Foundation Chairman said:
“The Lancashire Cricket Foundation are committed to growing the game of cricket and in ensuring it is accessible to everyone. The Urban Cricket Centre at Abraham Moss Leisure Centre presents a fantastic opportunity for local communities to experience and participate in the game of cricket in a new, state of the art facility which will help to inspire a new generation of cricketers”.
Ian Harkins, Head of Service for GLL in Manchester said:
"We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming residents and visitors back to Abraham Moss Library & Leisure Centre. The old centre was incredibly well loved and the new centre now gives local residents truly first class facilities.
“Our people are an essential part of our social enterprise model and we’ll also be welcoming new staff from our local communities to the team. The centre will offer a superb environment and a great range of activity programmes for all ages that we’re sure will encourage improved health and wellbeing for Manchester residents”.