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Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre official opening

Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre Officially reopens following extensive refurbishment

Council members officially open Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre this morning (13th September) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony after multi-million-pound investment.


The centre has reopened its doors to residents following its long-anticipated refurbishment. The significant revamp has transformed the Abraham Moss centre’s leisure and library facilities into a bustling and residential hub. Where, residents can have access to essential, state of the art services all in once place, in the heart of their communities.

Abraham Moss Leisure Centre boasts a six-lane swimming pool, learner pool, steam room and sauna, two squash courts, health and fitness suites, (including gyms and studios), sports hall and changing facilities. The Centre is also home the new, state of the art indoor cricket facilities is the very first ‘Urban Cricket Centre’ in the North of England following investment from the England & Wales Cricket Board, and will be activated by the Lancashire Cricket Foundation in partnership with a range of community organisations.

Abraham Moss Library offers a welcoming space for the community complete with free high quality Wi-Fi, new books, self-issue facilities and a diverse range of events for people to enjoy. The new, open plan library is open to all residents who register for free with the library and will be open 7 days a week.

The re-development of Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre is part of an ongoing sport and leisure investment strategy implemented by Manchester City Council. Leisure facilities and libraries across the city are being modernised so they can be better equipped to suit the needs of residents and play a significant role in contributing to Council objectives for improving health and social outcomes for Manchester people.

Visit the Abraham Moss Library & Leisure Centre website here.




Councillor John Hacking, Executive Member for Skills, Employment and Leisure said:

The reopening of Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre marks the completion of a landmark project. Residents in the Crumpsall area and beyond will now be able to benefit from a new, improved and modernised library and, state of the art leisure facilities in the heart of their communities. The reopening of the fantastic facilities at Abraham Moss shows that we are committed to improving community facilities for local communities and encouraging residents to lead healthier lifestyles. Abraham Moss is one of the many leisure centres and libraries across the city that are benefiting from Council investment to ensure the hubs are better equipped to service the needs of the community. So, if you want to going for a swim, play some cricket or, have some quiet time reading, Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre is the perfect spot!



Yarv Abbas, Interim Deputy of Manchester Active, said:

It’s been a long wait for the return of Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre, but it’s certainly been worth the wait. This state-of-the-art facility embodies the essence of community and is a true testament to the power of co-located leisure and library spaces. We are delighted to welcome back the diverse local community who have waited so patiently during the construction to get active, and for them to make the most of all the new facilities Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre has to offer.



Bobby Cross, Lancashire Cricket Foundation Chairman said:

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation are committed to growing the game of cricket and in ensuring it is accessible to everyone. The Urban Cricket Centre at Abraham Moss Leisure Centre presents a fantastic opportunity for local communities to experience and participate in the game of cricket in a new, state of the art facility which will help to inspire a new generation of cricketers.



Ian Harkins, Head of Service for GLL in Manchester said:

We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming residents and visitors back to Abraham Moss Library & Leisure Centre. The old centre was incredibly well loved and the new centre now gives local residents truly first class facilities. Our people are an essential part of our social enterprise model and we’ll also be welcoming new staff from our local communities to the team. The centre will offer a superb environment and a great range of activity programmes for all ages that we’re sure will encourage improved health and wellbeing for Manchester residents.


Project Team
Ellis Williams – Architect / Landscape Designer
Ramboll UK Limited – Civil & Structural Engineer / Acoustic Engineer
Building Design Partnership – MEP Engineers
OFR – Fire & Risk Consultant
SRL Technical Services Limited – BREEAM Consultant
FT Leisure – Pool Specialist
Laing O’Rourke – Contractor
Keelagher Okey Klein (KOK) – Principal Designer


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