Sport Aberdeen is delighted to announce that work at Sheddocksley Sports Centre will commence on Monday 18 June 2018, with completion of work being in mid-late October 2018.

As part of this extensive modernisation work, parts of the building will be closed to the public and some sessions may be reprogrammed or relocated while the work is ongoing. Whilst there will be some small disruption to the day-to-day running of the facility, this is crucial work that will ensure the longevity of the centre.

Normal service will resume upon completion of our new state-of-the-art health and wellness facility in mid-late October 2018.

Keith Gerrard, Director of Operations and Asset Development, said:

“This is very exciting news for users of Sheddocksley, the local community, and the city as a whole. We are committing expenditure in the region of £250,000 to make significant improvements at the venue which will vastly enhance the offer available to the local community with premium quality equipment and a new exciting inclusive programming of activity.

“Discussions with users and community groups, which have been quietly continuing over a number of months, will now be brought into clearer focus as we raise awareness of the project and ask for views and ideas about the facility, its programme and how it can best serve all local residents.

“Sport Aberdeen is committed to encouraging and supporting people to participate in physical activity, including those who are not currently regularly active. I am confident the centre and everything it will offer will be a real attraction to new members alongside our current loyal customer base.” 

Updated project timeline

  • Programme of modernisation work will start onsite on Monday 18 June 2018
  • A pop up gym will be created in the Sports Hall as the project work takes place, to ensure our users can still get active at Sheddocksley Sports Centre
  • Taster Les Mills classes will take place in the Sports Hall throughout August 2018
  • New Les Mills class timetables will launch in early September 2018
  • Sheddocksley Sports Centre will be fully operational in mid-late October 2018

This is an estimated timeline which may move depending on the progress of the work. As and when we have any updates on the project we will be keeping our website and social media channels up to date.

What’s can I expect from Sheddocksley Sports Centre when it reopens?

The venue will capture the design, look and feel from our successful modernisation project at Get active @ Jesmond in Bridge of Don – we recommend that you take a visit here if you have not already to see what’s in store for the new and improved Sheddocksley Sports Centre.


What’s new?

  • Extended weekday opening hours from 6am to 10pm
  • Extended weekend opening hours 8am to 6pm
  • Over 60 group exercise classes per week, including Les Mills branded classes
  • Spacious state-of-the-art fitness gym equipment supplied by Pulse Fitness
  • State-of-the-art training studio complete with sled, suspension rig and functional training equipment
  • MyZone technology enabled throughout the gym and studios
  • Larger reception area complete with comfortable seating
  • Modern and revamped interiors
  • Better lit car park and walkways
  • Knowledgeable team who are ready to help on the gym floor and on the reception desk


The modernisation project will also offer opportunities for the local community including:

  • Supporting CFINE and ACC Community Development Team Community Food with the Community Growing Initiative, which will transform the disused bowls green into a thriving community growing space
  • Young people programme designed to complement and signpost to existing infrastructure within the community
  • Active Lifestyles programme designed to work with key delivery partners Move More, Paths for All, MacMillan, and Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership
  • School engagement via the Active Schools team
  • Club Sport Aberdeen performance training opportunities designed to increase sport-specific performance 

We would love to hear from you on any thoughts, feedback or suggestions that you might have on the modernisation project, so please speak to one of the team or fill in our feedback from which can be found at