New state-of-the-art facility, Gunnersbury Sports Hub, opens for Hounslow and Ealing residents.
Published: Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Gunnersbury Park’s brand-new sports hub is welcoming visitors through its doors this week (from Monday 12 April), in line with the government’s COVID-19 rules.
Located a short walk from Acton Town tube station, within Gunnersbury Park, the new venue offers a variety of facilities and activities for all ages and abilities.
This includes a large station gym with more than 100 machines and dedicated zones that help you focus your goals.
There are also two group exercise studios with automated virtual classes, a large-sized sports hall offering a variety of sports, including competition standard facilities for handball, futsal and volleyball, as well as many others.
The outdoor pitches are available for hire, offering eight tennis courts and two full size all-weather pitches as well as 10 grass pitches for football, rugby and cricket. There are a broad variety of indoor and outdoor sporting activities, fixtures plus lessons and courses available for booking.
The hub will also act as a base for a number of sporting organisations, supporting them in their vital work in the local area.
The sports hub was built by Ealing and Hounslow councils, which jointly own Gunnersbury Park; along with the community interest company that runs it on their behalf. The new sports hub will be operated by the leisure provider Better.
Gary Alderson, Ealing Council’s executive director of place said: “I’m delighted that the sports hub is now open and able to welcome visitors, in line with government rules. We have worked alongside our partners Hounslow to ensure we deliver important community, sports and leisure facilities for residents in the local area.
“Our long-term vision will see Gunnersbury Park as a place where local people can enjoy sport, beautiful green spaces and a rich local history long into the future.
“With all the COVID-19 limitations this past year, many people may have been finding it tougher to keep active. – but the Gunnersbury sports hub provides an array of opportunities to quickly get reacquainted with good exercise habits or perhaps the chance to start new ones.”
Victoria Lawson, Executive Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services at Hounslow Council, added:
“We are delighted to announce that the Gunnersbury Sports Hub, a state-of-the-art new facility for local sports in Hounslow and Ealing, is open for business. From football, rugby and tennis to running and keeping fit, there are activities available for everyone. We urge local residents to take advantage of this fabulous new facility on their doorstep, which is situated in one of our beautiful green spaces.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff and partners who have worked so hard on this project.”
Gunnersbury Sports Hub is one of a range of leisure facilities which reopened this week (Monday 12 April) including:
- Heston Pools & Fitness
- Hanworth Airpark Leisure Centre
- Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre
- Isleworth Leisure Centre
- New Chiswick Pool
- Osterley Sports and Athletics Centre
For more information on Hounslow Leisure centres, visit the Lampton Leisure website.