Higgs history

The centre opened in 2004, specialising in football, outdoor sports facilities and nature activities. Since then it has been used by many and is an extremely popular sports venue in the city. So, now at 15 years old, the centre is getting the refresh it deserves.

The new facilities will be opening in the coming months, so stay tuned for updates on The Alan Higgs Centre website and in future newsletters by signing up below.

The centre has received some serious investment from Coventry City Council and Sport England. £13.5 million has been spent updating the gym and fitness suite, health suite, re-locating the 3G indoor pitch and creating an olympic sized 50m swimming pool.

Our super-sized 50m pool

The new Olympic-sized 50 metre pool will be located at the back of the building where the indoor 3G pitch once was. We also have new and updated changing room facilities!

Not only is the £10.5m pool Olympic-sized, the floor can be raised to deck level for those who would like to paddle and can also be dropped all the way to two metres.

The pool also has an immersible boom in the middle providing ultimate flexibility where the pool can be split into a 25m and a 23.5m.

The pool will be available to both Lifestyles members and the public.

Aquarius Swim School classes

Booking will soon be open for our Aquarius Swim School at The Alan Higgs Centre!

Aquarius provides a range of children’s and adult lessons that are suitable for all abilities.

Highly tailored adult swimming courses are also available so you can learn how to swim with confidence.

Lessons will take place every weekday, 4-6pm and starting from Stage 1 upwards only.

Keep a look out on the CV Life page to for Aquarius updates.

Don’t fancy a swim? Come and use our gym!

The fitness suite has been completely renovated and has almost doubled in size!

The suite boasts:

Check out our refurbished Health Suite

The new, top of the range health suite will consist of a sauna, jacuzzi and steam room to be used at leisure by Lifestyles members but can also be accessed by the public on a pay as you go option.

The health suite will bring you many benefits, but primarily its ability to relax and de-stress you.

The increased heat soothes those sore and tense muscles, giving you a refreshed feeling once your session is complete.

Sports pitches for all weather!

The 3G synthetic pitches opened in November 2018 and have already been made great use of by many well- known clubs in Coventry.

The indoor 3G pitch is 60 x 40 m and is fully covered from the elements outside. It has its own exclusive area in an outer building that is dedicated to the pitch only.

Along with this brilliant indoor facility, we also have our outdoor FIFA accredited full-size football pitch to be enjoyed.

Both members and the public can use the pitches by booking the space out in advance.

Read more on the 3G pitches

Come for a cuppa at Cofa’s

Cofa’s also caters for children’s parties anywhere in Coventry, providing a range of food boxes and goodie bags to choose from.

The Cofa’s menu at The Alan Higgs Centre will have a range of soft and alcoholic drinks and a wide variety of hot and cold food options, along with snacks.

If you’re a regular, make sure to ask at the bar about our loyalty cards too!

Lifestyles members also get 10% discount on hot drinks, hot food and ‘grab and go’ food.

More information on Cofa’s can be found on their website.

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