GLL is a charitable social enterprise that works in partnership with Belfast City Council to operate and run the city’s leisure centres under the “Better” brand.
As a not-for-profit organisation, it reinvests all profits back into the community by developing staff, investing in leisure centres, supporting young athletes, and increasing participation in sport for the young and old.
Here’s how we make a difference in Belfast:
Leisure Transformation Programme
We help deliver the £105 million Leisure Transformation Programme, a ten year investment to improve leisure facilities and services across the city.
We want to inspire a new generation of athletes in our city and also encourage people of all abilities to use their leisure centres.
We work in partnership with many agencies to deliver leisure services locally and to improve health and well-being in local areas. They include Sport NI, the Department for Communities, the Belfast Health Trust, sports bodies, clubs, schools and community groups.
The success of our Programme has already been demonstrated at the new Olympia on Boucher Road which boasts a full-size 3G football pitch, 120 gym stations, 2 Swimming pools, Coffee Corner and award-winning day spa – Spa Experience.
The current phase of Leisure Transformation includes the completion of 3 new centres worth £60 million.
Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre (Montgomery Road, East Belfast)
A £20 million investment in Aquatics including Belfast’s largest 8 lane swimming pool, learner pool, 4 Diving boards, 140 station gym and 3 fitness studios. The centre is due for completion in late 2019.
Brook Leisure Centre (Twinbrook, West Belfast)
A £15 million investment with a focus on outdoor games offering 7 3G outdoor pitches, a swimming pool including sensory pool, gym and 5 court sports hall. The centre is due for completion in late 2019.
Andersonstown Leisure Centre (West Belfast)
A £25 million redevelopment and the biggest of its kind in Northern Ireland for family water fun. Including 3 high speed drop slides, indoor surf simulator, swimming pools, gym and studios.