Marple Leisure and Community Hub- Phase Two Public Engagement

Closed 4 Jan 2021

Opened 2 Dec 2020

Overview

We are developing plans for a Marple Leisure and Community hub that could replace the existing Marple Pool and Marple Library in a new purpose built facility. We carried out some initial public engagement back in March to ask you what you would like to see in a new building and we have used this feedback to inform the work we’ve been doing since. 

Marple Pool has been closed since 2018 for health and safety reasons and would not be able to reopen without significant investment. Consequently, there are no plans to reopen the pool. The gym facility at the site has been closed temporarily due to the Coronavirus pandemic and there are no plans to reopen this as the size of the gym will not allow for it to be operated cost effectively whilst social distancing restrictions are in place. Major roof works are required to prevent water ingress into the gym and it is not economically viable to make this investment when a replacement facility is being planned.  Options are currently being investigated for alternative fitness provision in the area while we continue with the possible development of a Marple Leisure and Community Hub.

Ideally, we would have run face to face engagement events on the proposals for the new hub but due to the current restrictions, and the need to consider everyone’s safety, this is not possible. When the situation allows, we will arrange this. Meanwhile, we want the project to keep moving forward and we want to know your thoughts on: 

  • The proposed spaces included in the different options for the hub: is there anything else you’d like to see or something you think shouldn’t be there?
  • The proposed site location
  • The three different options presented and whether you have a preferred option 

Your feedback will be used to inform the further development of the designs. Subject to funding of the scheme being approved, we would then develop the plans in more detail, followed by a further invitation for you to give your views prior to a full planning application.

Please read the document below which outlines the options availble or listen to the video recording of this information. The same information is also availble to view on information boards outside Marple Library and Marple Pool. Please ensure you follow social distancing requirements if you visit the information boards. 

Let us know what you think by sumbitting a response to this survey. Alternatively you can send your comments by post to: 

Marple Pool Project c/o Stockport Museum,

30-31 Market Place

Stockport. SK1 3ES 
                             

If you require any of the information in another format, please telephone  0161 218 1881 

Marple Leisure and Community Hub- Background Information and Options (pdf, opens in a new window)

Video recording of Background Information and Options read aloud with subtitles (link to video on YouTube, opens in a new window)