Grand Central



Located in the centre of Stockport, next to the train station, Life Leisure Grand Central provides first class fitness and swimming facilities. The gym houses the latest fitness equipment and has a dedicated performance zone and aerobics studio with weeky programme of classes. Grand Central is also home to Stockport's only 50m swimming pool and Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club and learn to swim programme.


The main swimming pool at lifeLEISURE Grand Central has now reopened however we do envisage there may still be some issues with the temperature, in that it may be colder than normal. If you are concerned about the temperature and are planning a trip to swim at Grand Central over the weekend, we advise to you call the centre on 0161 474 7766 before you make your journey.

Christmas Studio Timetable

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

important customer notice - fitness changing room closure - october 2017

As part of the capital investment plans agreed by Stockport Council in February, the gym changing rooms will be closed from Monday 23rd October for a full refurbishment. It is expected that the works will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to complete. The swimming changing rooms will be open as normal. During this time, access to the upper area in the gym will be via a clearly identified alternative route. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but look forward to reopening the new improved changing areas.

Life Leisure Grand Central – Improvement Works Update - JUNE 2017

As reported in February, as part of the agreed investment in Life Leisure Grand Central, phase one of the works will address the Health Suite and the fitness changing rooms. Designs have been submitted to prospective contractors who would intend to start work in July 2017, with a view to completion of phase one by end of January 2018. There will naturally be some disruption during these works. More details will be available as we move closer to a full programme plan.


Due to technical issues with the water slides at Grand Central the slides are currently closed. Designs have been submitted and it is intended to start work shortly with a view to completion in early 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Facilities & Activities include:

  • Gym/Fitness Suite with the latest training equipment
  • Performance Training Zone
  • Aerobics Studio with weekly programme of classes (NEW)
  • 50m Swimming Pool
  • Children's Splash Pool (Opening Times)
  • Home of Stockport Metro

Home to Stockport Metro, the UK's most successful swimming club, world class swimmers and Olympic medalists train here on a daily basis. The Stockport Metro programme also offers lessons for complete beginners from 6 weeks old.  For more information contact the Swim Team on 0161 429 0401. For general centre enquiries please call 0161 474 7766.

Please note the Children's Pool is open Monday - Friday 4:00-8:00pm, Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm & Sunday 9.00am-6.00pm.

CUSTOMER NOTICE – General Maintenance/Upgrades to Life Leisure Centres

With agreed funds for 2017/18 of approx. £5m for the Life Leisure estate, we are working with Stockport Council to improve and upgrade some aged mechanical and electrical equipment at various Life Leisure sites with more modern and efficient equipment. This will help improve the customer experience as we will have greater control of the environment in facilities, e.g. temperatures in both swimming pools (where applicable) and the building generally. By installing more efficient equipment Life Leisure will also become more eco-friendly, reducing our carbon footprint, with our ultimate aim being to offer carbon neutral centres. These major works will present us with some operational difficulties along the way, which we will try to minimise, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will provide more details as they become clearer.


A: Grand Central Square, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TA

T: 0161 474 7766
T: 0161 429 0401 (Swimming Lessons)
E: Memberships (for membership enquiries)

Opening Times

Saturday (Gym)8.00am-5.00pm
Saturday (Pool)8.00am-3.00pm