Abraham Moss library & leisure centre

Manchester City Council’s commitment to invest and improve community facilities within your neighbourhood continues. Building on previous investments on the Abraham Moss Campus, Manchester City Council has now committed to build a modern, accessible, state of the art new library and leisure centre for local residents.

Whilst we anticipate some service disruption for users through the build programme, the Council and its partners will work to minimise service impact through this period.

Temporary Facilities

To support this investment, a temporary library and a 4-court sports hall will be provided on site throughout the construction period. All other services will be relocated to alternative facilities. Council officers will work with the stakeholders, our leisure operator (Better) and users / clubs to identify appropriate alternative venues during the closure period.

Our construction partner Laing O’Rourke has now been contracted to progress the pre-construction phase which includes the design, cost plan and programme, following on with the construction of temporary services.

It is estimated that the temporary facilities will be completed for early 2020 which will be followed by the demolition of the existing building with the new library and leisure centre set to open in late 2021.

Local Engagement

If you want to know more information about the improvements and what that will mean for you, we would like to invite you to come along to our informal public information sessions. The project team will be available to answer your questions.


The Library, Abraham Moss Library and Leisure Centre


Tuesday 24 September 2019 10am to 12noon
Wednesday 25 September 2019 6pm to 8pm

There's no need to book to attend, just come along.

At these sessions’ representatives from Better, the design team, MCRactive and Manchester City Council officers will take informal questions from individuals and explain the progress to date and an outline of the programme including any relocation options that are being developed for the services impacted by the closures.

Additionally, we will be explaining what we are investing in and what the building will look like post completion.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For further information, please speak to a member of our team at the centre.

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