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Goole Hub Redevelopment

The latest updates for the 2024 - 2026 redevelopment of East Riding Leisure Goole

Temporary East Riding Leisure Goole services open at Goole College

East Riding Leisure Goole is currently closed. For details on how to access temporary swim, gym, classes and club activities throughout 2024, please read the Changes to Services section below.

The Goole Hub – a multi-service centre with local residents in mind

Members of the Western Area Planning Sub-Committee of East Riding of Yorkshire Council have approved plans for the £17 million transformation of East Riding Leisure Goole into the Goole Hub.

The leisure centre has been vacated and initial work has started on clearing the site, ahead of the council’s contractors and design partners, Wilmott Dixon, commencing on site.

It is hoped that completion will be in early 2026. For temporary facilities during this time, see the changes to services section on this page.

What is included in the proposals?

As part of the leisure centre:

  • Sports Hall retained,
  • a Health Suite added,
  • new Learner Pool will be located at the front
  • a re-designed and improved gym on the first floor,
  • an enhanced fitness offer, with all fitness facilities on the same floor.

Other services:

  • Goole Library and Customer Services will relocate to the Hub, and will be over two floors.
  • Goole Museum will remain in its Carlisle Street location.

Relaxation and entertainment for the whole family:

  • A more visible central core and café area
  • Tag Active and Play at the rear,
  • a fantastic new sensory area,
  • state of the art six-lane bowling alley,
  • the first floor will also include a new attractive atrium space.

The approved planning application includes provision in the future for a squash court, but there is currently no funding available for that facility.

How is the redevelopment being financed?

The Goole Town Deal will be contributing £3.372million of the total £17.9 million.

Find out more about the Goole Town Deal

An artist impression

An artist impression

An example of the Spark bowling space from an alternative leisure facility

An example of the Spark bowling space from an alternative leisure facility

An example of the Tagactive space from an alternative leisure facility

An example of the Tagactive space from an alternative leisure facility

An example of Hippo Flumes from an alternative leisure facility

An example of Hippo Flumes from an alternative leisure facility

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

An artist impression of the internal public space of Goole Hub

Latest updates

June 2024

Delay to start of Goole Hub due to unforeseen complications

There is to be a delay to the start of the Goole Hub, the major redevelopment project to transform East Riding Leisure Goole into a dynamic leisure and community venue.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said the delay was unavoidable because of unforeseen structural, mechanical and electrical complications discovered during intensive investigations following the building's closure in December.

The refurbished centre, in North Street, Goole, was originally expected to open in summer 2025. The council said the building was now scheduled to open its doors to the public in early 2026.

Meanwhile, sports, exercise classes, health programmes and other activities will still continue at other venues in Goole.

A spokesperson for the council said: "We are committed to this project and we are working diligently behind the scenes with our contractors to address these issues.

"Preparatory work will continue on the site, paving the way for the main demolition and construction activities which are now set to begin later this year.

"Despite this setback, the council assures residents that the delay will not compromise the quality or features of the project which will be delivered.

"We would like to thank the Goole community for its patience and understanding while we bring this exciting project to fruition."

This project aims to create a vibrant community hub that will serve the needs of Goole residents for the future.

When complete, the revamped Goole Hub will include more than 1,600 square metres of new space, including a central food court, library, customer service centre, tag active area, ten-pin bowling alley, soft play area, new learner pool with a health suite and expanded gym and fitness facilities.

Goole Library and the town's customer service centre, both currently in Carlisle Street, will be relocated to the new hub.

While East Riding Leisure Goole remains closed, the council will continue to offer gym facilities, group exercise classes, and health programmes at the Goole College site in Boothferry Road.

The council will also collaborate with local schools to ensure the continuation of their swimming lesson programme using alternative venues.

Throughout the summer holidays, together with active communities staff, the team will be offering an outdoor programme, to help residents to get active and connected, including walking sports for adults such as netball, football and rugby and children's multi-sport activities.

A 'what's on' event is also being planned together with partners, to showcase the range of different sports and activities available in the Goole area. More details will follow.

Members of East Riding Leisure will be notified directly with an update in due course.

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Expected timescales

Changes to services

Location

During the construction period and the closure of the East Riding Leisure Goole, gym provision, group exercise classes and most clubs have moved into the Goole College site, and are available to use from January 2024. The temporary Goole College site is cashless.

View Goole College facilities

Gym

During the construction period and the closure of the East Riding Leisure Goole, gym provision has moved into the temporary College site, and is available to use from Tuesday, 2 January 2024. Please arrive changed and ready for your gym session, as there are no changing rooms or showers available at Goole College.

All of the gym equipment from ERL Goole is available at the temporary College site.

Gym equipment

The gym at Goole College

The gym at Goole College

The gym at Goole College

The gym at Goole College

The gym at Goole College

The gym at Goole College

Spin studio at Goole College

Spin studio at Goole College

Memberships

East Riding Leisure Goole core and corporate members will see reductions in their membership fees; details and action steps have been emailed directly to members. Please ensure your email address on our records is up to date.

Clubs

All resident clubs and groups based at the centre have been offered advice, support and funding for any additional costs needed to relocate. In all cases, alternative locations have already been agreed for the closure period. Most clubs have moved to the temporary College site, and continue to meet on their normal days and times; the two swimming clubs are relocating to Axholme North Leisure Centre in early 2024.

Details about the alternative temporary locations for clubs and their updated timetables have been added to their Club pages.

Clubs

To discover clubs and activities available in Goole and the surrounding villages, visit the East Riding Health and Wellbeing website and search the community directory of groups and services. There are also monthly drop-in events with the Active Community team at Goole Library on the last Monday of the month until June 2024, to discuss wellbeing and active opportunities in the area. Read the Goole drop in events news article.

Swimming and swim lessons

School swimming lessons are being delivered through a condensed programme in 2023/24 and any school which cannot be accommodated has been offered relocation to other East Riding Leisure centres. A new school swimming programme will be created for the reopening in 2026.

From Tuesday, 9 January 2024 the council is providing bus services from East Riding Leisure Goole to Axholme North Leisure Centre for the duration of the closure. This bus transport is for all East Riding Leisure Goole members to access free swimming at Axholme North Leisure Centre; casual users and non-members may also use the bus, space permitting, but will not qualify for free swimming at Axholme North. The bus service runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

From Tuesday, 16 April 2024 the bus to North Axholme for swimming is now bookable online for both members and non-members. This will streamline and provide greater accessibility to our services. Booking onto the bus is still free of charge. You can reserve your space online, similar to booking a regular class. The Goole Site Bus Booking option can be found under "I want to book a swimming class". Members can book up to 4 days in advance, while non-members can book up to 3 days in advance. Alternatively, bookings can still be made at reception. The bus has a capacity of up to 8 people and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers who book online must present their confirmation email to the bus driver on the day of the trip. For those booking at reception or over the phone, please collect your receipt from reception and present it to the driver on the day of your journey.

Important information for members
Members who wish to swim at Axholme Leisure Centre will need to collect their membership swim card from Goole College.

  Bus arrives at ERL Goole Bus departs ERL Goole Bus arrives at Axholme North Swimming available Bus departs Axholme North
Tuesday 9am 9:15am 10am 10am - 11:15am 11:30am
Thursday 4pm 4:15pm 5pm 5pm - 6:15pm 6:30pm
Sunday 8am 8:15am 9am 9am - 10:15am 10:30am

Goole Site Bus Booking

Outside of these times, East Riding Leisure Goole members may use their own transport to access free swimming at Axholme Leisure Centre, as part of their continuing membership with East Riding Leisure Goole during the development works. Please check the Alxholme North Leisure Centre website prior to travelling, to find their swimming programme and in case of any pool closures.

Exercise classes

A group exercise and health programme has been developed and implemented at the temporary Goole College site. Classes are available to attend from Tuesday, 2 January 2024. All of your favourite classes, and even some extra ones are available; this provision can be viewed on the class timetable:

Class timetable

There is also a community activity programme being delivered to complement the group exercise programme, and other activities offered from the temporary College site. Please arrive changed and ready for your class, as there are no changing rooms or showers available at Goole College.