Closure of the centre
On 6 August 2020, the decision of Ealing Council’s Cabinet to keep Gurnell Leisure Centre closed was confirmed. The decision was taken in light of the estimated financial implications of re-opening the centre following the lifting of COVID-19 related Government restrictions on leisure centre operations. The centre was due to close in December 2020 ahead of the redevelopment of the leisure centre as the existing building and equipment is life-expired. The council is very sorry that the closure date has been moved forward, however this was deemed the best option in the exceptional circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The council continues to work with the clubs and groups who were based at Gurnell to agree the use of alternative facilities. Gym, swim and group exercise customers from Gurnell can contact Better to find out about alternative facilities or transfer to other Ealing leisure facilities operated by Everyone Active at Northolt, Acton, Dormers Wells and Southall Sports Centre.
Additionally, Ealing Council in partnership with Hounslow Council confirms the new Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, operated by Better, is now open to the public.