August 2013 Portway Lifestyle Centre

The £15 million investment in Portway Lifestyle Centre was designed to improve provision for sport, leisure, social care and health facilities in Oldbury.

The innovative project relied on a committed partnership between Sandwell Primary Care Trust, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Leisure Trust and Sandwell Local Improvement finance Trust (LIFT).

The Portway Lifestyle Centre was developed to create a new four-court sports hall, hydrotherapy pool for rehabilitation and other therapeutic purposes, full-sized all weather pitch and accommodation for a GP surgery – Portway Family Practice.  Other facilities include a climbing wall, dance studio and community cafe.