Glastonbury

The Glastonbury Town Deal has secured £23.6 million investment for the town, representing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the objectives outlined in the Town Investment Plan

Glastonbury Community Sports and Leisure Hub

Lead Organisation: Somerset Council working with Fusion Lifestyle Ltd

Regenerating an existing facility in the centre of the town to providing a hub for local people and sports clubs, sports & leisure training and local employment.

Funding

  • Towns Fund:  £2.04m

Outcomes

  • Significant enhancement of sport and leisure provision
  • A fitter, healthier population

Key Project Themes

  • Improve Health and Wellbeing
  • Reduce Deprivation

Rationale

  • Recognises the existing sports facilities are substandard and do not meet the  community needs.
  • Addresses the need for several sports organisations to have a secure home in the town.
  • Commitment to make good use of outdoor space in the town centre along with Glastonbury Abbey.

Project Summary

The Tor Sport & Leisure site will benefit from a much-needed makeover.  The refurbished clubhouse will provide a modern multi-use sports and leisure facility in the town centre.  It will offer opportunities for sports, training, education and health & wellbeing support, as well as being a place for locals to meet and socialise.  A Changing Places Toilet will be installed here.

The much-improved facility will be used by more than 50 local clubs, including cricket, bowls and acrobatics, and provide opportunities for local people of all ages and interests to improve their physical and mental health.

As part of the Robert Richards Initiative, a multi-use path around the outer edge of the grassed pitches has been installed for the enjoyment of walkers, runners and wheelers (prams and wheelchairs).

Click here to view the planning application details and documents.

 

Project FAQs

What sort of facilities will the new building include?
A gym, exercise studio, multi-use community room, café-bar, outdoor sports changing rooms, indoor changing rooms, therapy rooms and a teaching & learning room will be provided.  Spaces will be multi-use so we can be flexible as possible and meet the ever-changing needs of the local community.

Will the centre be closed during the refurbishment?
Yes, the clubhouse & car park will be closed during the works.  The playing pitches will remain open and accessible and sports matches will continue.  We are confident that the end result will be worth any short-term inconvenience caused.

Do you have a start date in mind and how long will the works take?
The build started at the end of March 2024 and is due to be completed Autumn 2024.

Will the building be designed for easier access?
Yes, providing easier access is part of the refurbishment of the building.  The main entrance will be relocated to the playing pitch side of the building and a new ramp built for all users.

Will the refurbishment take a green approach?
Yes, this is firmly at the heart of all the Glastonbury Town Deal projects and ours is no different. We are working closely with the Glastonbury Clean Energy project to install rooftop solar panels and all the works will be mindful of their carbon impact.