What a corker at Hutton Moor

New state-of-the-art outdoor sports facilities opened at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre in Weston-super-Mare this week.

Three floodlit all-weather pitches and two floodlit tennis courts are now in use as part of North Somerset Council’s £2.15m scheme to improve the range of activities on offer at Hutton Moor.

The pitches are the first of their kind in this part of the country. They have a 45mm 3G surface with the latest sustainable and environmentally-friendly cork infill, creating greater player comfort as well as looking after the environment.

The pitches have been installed by Portishead-based Sportfields Ltd. Managing Director Geoff Collins said: “We are proud to provide this state-of-the-art 3G sports facility at Hutton Moor, the first of its kind in this part of the country. The new cork infill surface was chosen over its rivals not only for its fantastic performance and playing qualities but also for its recognised eco-friendly and health benefits.”

The pitches are available to book by emailing huttonmoor@legacyleisure.org.uk.

The council’s investment in Hutton Moor has also seen a new two-storey extension added to the leisure centre. This opened last month and has enabled the gym to be extended from 96 stations to 155 with the latest top-of-the-range equipment.

Two new multi-use studios, a cycle workout studio with 26 bikes and a brand new dance studio have also been added.

The changes have already seen around 600 new members join Hutton Moor in the last month.

The centre is run by Legacy Leisure on behalf of the council. General Manager Dave Somers said: “Our new fitness development has been extremely well received by existing customers and new members. We have attracted over 600 new members since the opening in mid-September.

“This expansion will allow us to grow with the local community and continue to meet fitness trends offering a wide range of top-class specialist equipment to keep everyone motivated and active.”

There is an opportunity to see the new indoor and outdoor facilities when Hutton Moor holds an open day this Sunday (22 October) from 10am-4pm.

Following these improvements, the council is continuing to work on phase two which includes plans for a leisure pool.