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Marsden Road Health & Wellbeing Centre

Since the completion of the new build, Groundwork have managed the £1.6m centre on behalf of South Tyneside Council.

The former community centre closed in 2012 due to the condition of the building, which was beyond economic repair. The development of the new building is a clear commitment by the Council to improve the health and wellbeing of its residents.

The centre aims to be a one stop shop, with a South Tyneside Homes office, Doctors Surgey and Dentist on site. 

To oversee the building, the Council has created a partnership with Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle. Groundwork manage the building, take bookings, as well as organise community events and training.

Sports Hall

The sports hall is available to hire at an hourly rate. The space is currently used by a number of organisations every week including Horsley Hill Boxing Club, South Tyneside Collge, Fast Feet Football Academy, Skinny Pigs, and Age UK.

The hall can also be hired for birthday parties and community events.

MUGA (Multi Use Games Area)

The multi use games area located to the rear of the centre, boasts a 3G 5 a side pitch. This is regularly used for football training by local football clubs and the Horsley Hill Youth Club. This space can also be hired at an hourly rate.

Community Gym

We run the Community Gym at Marsden Road. You can join the gym by month or by week. Full inductions and training programmes are provided by qualified instructors. The membership is £10 per month with no contract. The gym has the same opening times as the centre which you can find at the bottom of the page.

Events Rooms

The centre boasts a large events space and fully equipped kitchen that can be hired for events and parties, which can accommodate up to 100 people. The space also hosts regular weekly coffee mornings, Slimming World Groups and is popular for birthday parties. The ward councilors surgery is also held at the centre every Saturday morning.

Meeting and Activity Rooms

There are two other spaces available to hire for meetings and small learning sessions or events, which can accommodate up to 40 people. The activity room is also used on a regular basis by the Horsley Hill Youth Club.

For more information on what we offer with Room Hire, download our PDF here.

For more information or to make a room booking please contact the team on 0191 424 7373 or email

Marsden Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 6RE

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs - 9.00am to 21.00pm

Fri - 9.00am to 20.00pm

Sat - 9.00am to 17.00pm

Sun - Closed

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