Building a Better YMCA | Fit for the future of our community

Dear YMCA members and centre users,

We are extremely excited to share with you today that the major refurbishment works for our centre are about to begin.

The works will include:

  • Converting half of Sports Hall 1 into a new modern high-spec gym – complete with all new equipment.
  • Full refurbishment of our main reception and lobby area.
  • Building the largest and best Immersive Spin Studio this side of Bristol.

Works will begin on 1st June with completion in September 2021.

While the works are underway, our main reception and entrance will temporarily be moved to our current side gate exit. Please follow the signage from the main entrance. Additionally, the current gym will be moved to the other side of Sports Hall 1, with some temporary reduction in space caused for a few weeks whilst the initial works take place. We apologise for any disruption caused during this time and we will do our utmost to minimise any impact for you.

Furthermore, we are pleased to announce the refurbishment of our toilets and changing rooms are nearly finished and will be open from the week commencing the 7th June 2021.

Looking ahead, we have further development plans including regenerating our outdoor 5-aside pitch, creating a new indoor soft play area and more. We can’t wait to share more details of all this in the next year.

As an independent non-profit organisation founded in Plymouth in 1848, we have no greater privilege than to be able to offer top-quality and affordable facilities that truly benefit our local community. This is, and always will be, our guiding purpose.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we appreciate your patience over the next few months as we navigate these exciting changes for our centre.



Best wishes,

Tom Lavis, CEO

YMCA Plymouth

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