Supriya Ghosh (Editor)

Bletchley Leisure Centre

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Phone  +44 1908 377251
Bletchley Leisure Centre
Address  Princes Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HQ, United Kingdom
Hours  Open today · 7AM–8PMSunday7AM–8PMMonday6AM–10:30PMTuesday6AM–10:30PMWednesday6AM–10:30PMThursday6AM–10:30PMFriday6AM–10:30PMSaturday7AM–7PM
Similar  Bletchley Park, Gulliver's Land, Bletchley railway station, Fenny Stratford railway st, Central Milton Keynes S

Halloween skating 2010 at bletchley leisure centre


The Bletchley Leisure Centre is an indoor leisure facility in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

Contents

The new Bletchley Leisure Centre opened in 2009 replacing the original centre next door to it.

The original centre opened in the 1970s replacing the outdoor queens pool, the centre was quite iconic with its pyramid building that housed the pool. Until the 1990s it also had a multi-storey car park with a snake like walkway that went from the carpark to the centre reception.

When the new centre opened the old one was demolished and the site was cleared for housing and a new multi storey carpark. Some people tried to get the pyramid building listed to prevent demolition.

The old centre housed a 907-seat capacity sports hall which was the former home of professional basketball club Milton Keynes Lions. The Leisure Centre has been home to the Lions basketball team since 1998, when the Hemel Hempstead Royals later Watford Royals relocated here.

The Milton Keynes Lions had planned to move into Arena:MK, a new 4,500-seat arena at the stadium:mk site in Denbigh, Milton Keynes, before the start of the 2008-2009 season. However, completion of this arena has been delayed due deferral of proposed commercial developments around the site (which would have funded the build). The Lions original home in Bletchley became scheduled for demolition, leaving the club searching urgently for a new base. Subsequently, the Lions obtained agreement to play their home games in Middleton Hall in Central Milton Keynes. The Lions subsequently moved to a warehouse in Grafton Gate, having converted it into a 1,400-seat basketball arena and practice venue.

Ahjutprop at bletchley leisure centre pt 2


References

Bletchley Leisure Centre Wikipedia


Similar Topics
Bletchley Park
Bletchley railway station
Gulliver's Land
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L