Portway Lifestyle Centre

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Portway Lifestyle Centre
is an exciting new leisure facility for Sandwell, a vibrant and unique sports, health and wellbeing centre for the whole community and centre of excellence for people with disabilities. The sport and leisure facilities at Portway Lifestyle Centre are managed by charitable organisation Sandwell Leisure Trust which also runs seven other leisure centres and a golf course on behalf of Sandwell Council.


  • Dance Studio
  • IFI Gym
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Sports Hall
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • 3G Football Pitches
  • Outdoor Life Trail
  • Multi-Purpose Activity Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Changing Villages
  • Cafe
  • Portway Family Practice GP Surgery

Learn to swim

Learn to swim



Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Opening Times

Building Opening Times

Monday to Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 7am – 6pm


View the latest swimming and fitness timetables on SLT’s Timetables page or create your own: simply pick your favourites, enter your email and we’ll send you a personalised timetable every week.

How To Find Us & Travel Information

Travel Information 

From Smethwick
You can catch the 89 National Express Bus from Blue Gates, Stoney Lane direct to Newbury Lane. Click here to watch a video showing you how to catch the bus from Smethwick to Portway Lifestyle Centre.
From Tipton
You can catch the 42 National Express Bus from Owen St to Dudley Bus station, then catch the 126 National Express Bus to Newbury Lane. Click here to watch a video showing you how to catch the bus from Tipton to Portway Lifestyle Centre.
From Oldbury
You can catch the 89 National Express Bus at Oldbury Interchange to Newbury Lane. Click here to watch a video showing you how to catch the bus from Oldbury to Portway Lifestyle Centre.
From West Bromwich
You can catch the 289 National Express Bus from West Bromwich Bus Station direct to Newbury Lane. Click here to watch a video showing you how to catch the bus from West Bromwich to Portway Lifestyle Centre.
From Rowley Regis
You can catch the 89 National Express Bus from outside Barclays Bank on Birmingham Road direct to Newbury Lane. Click here to watch a video showing you how to catch the bus from Rowley Regis to Portway Lifestyle Centre.
From Wednesbury
You can catch the metro to West Bromwich. Then catch the 289 National Express Bus from West Bromwich bus station direct to Newbury Lane. Click here to watch a video showing you how to catch the bus from Wednesbury to Portway Lifestyle Centre.
From Dudley
You can catch the 126 from Dudley Bus Station direct to the Birmingham Road at the bottom of Newbury Lane. You can also watch a video of how to get to Portway from Dudley.
You can also access travel information and plan cycling, public transport, walking and car sharing journeys to the centre by using the Travelwise West Midlands website. Alternatively you could visit www.travelinewestmidlands.co.uk or call Traveline on 0871 200 2233. The Network West Midlands website has information on tickets, travel cards and concessionary travel.
Ring & Ride
If you require a Ring and Ride service you can book this by visiting; www.wmsnt.org or www.ringandride.org You can also call 0121 327 8128 or email: enquiries@wmsnt.org

Contact Us

Call 0300 012 0121 (option 1, option 1)
You can also text your enquiry and contact details by texting keyword PORTWAY followed by your message and details to 60777
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Disabled Access

Our staff are there to support all users of this facility, please let us know if you need help.

The centre has been specifically designed to help and support users with disabilities and includes the following facilities:

  • Disabled parking and drop off points close to main entrance.
  • Easy access ramp and walkways with tactile paving and handrails.
  • A tactile map of the building is located in reception.
  • Colour contrast and braille signs for all key areas of building.
  • Power assisted doors are located throughout the building.
  • Disabled toilets and changing areas, the centre is also a Changing Places facility.
  • The centre has a hearing induction loop.
  • A Wayfinding audible navigation tool is in place to support visually impaired users.
  • Hoist facilities are available in changing areas and for access to the hydrotherapy pool
  • Colour contrast and braille signs for all key areas of building.
  • A virtual signing service on a tablet device is also at the centre. This service is subject to availability.
  • Guide dogs, Hearing dogs and Assistance dogs welcome. A dog spent area is available near the 3G football pitch.

Our timetable are available in large print and easy read. You can ask for these at reception.

Download our easy read factsheet about Portway Lifestyle Centre.

Our gym staff and Sandwell Council's Adults Services staff will be glad to help you during your visit.

Customer Testimonials and Videos

Find out what people say about visiting and using Portway...

Reaching new heights at Portway, watch video below...

Shaun Walks the Rainbow at Portway, watch video below.

Fran Brown, World Para Climbing Champion visits Portway, watch video below.


'There's no party like a Portway party!'
We provide safe, stress-free 2 hour, self-catered parties for up to 15 children. With various fun-filled packages available, why not book your Portway party today!
Football Party 
1 hour on the 3G pitch, 1 hour in the party room.
Football included
Pool Party 
1 hour in the pool, 1 hour in the party room.
Toys, floats, arm bands and music provided.
Sports Party
1 hour in the sports hall, 1 hour in the party room.
Various sports equipment available for use.
Please contact the centre for details and for information on Climbing Parties...

About Portway Lifestyle Centre

Project Partners

Sandwell Council, in partnership with Sandwell Leisure Trust, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS, Sandwell Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) and Sport England are together delivering this new health, well being, sport and leisure facility. Sandwell LIFT is a public private partnership set up to modernise health, social care and community premises across Sandwell.

The Reference Group

The Reference Group brings together Sandwell representatives to discuss and support the ongoing development of this new facility to serve the wider community. Click on these links for further details on the Reference Group and a list of organisations involved.

Read a summary of frequently asked questions about the centre

Partnership Work

The Albion Foundation
West Bromwich Albion captain Chris Brunt paid a visit to Portway Lifestyle Centre, much to the joy of the Adult Service users there, many of whom are loyal Albion fans. The Albion Foundation has strong links with Portway Lifestyle Centre, with their disability team delivering sessions to Adult Service users on a weekly basis.

A shared aim of both the Albion Foundation and Portway Lifestyle Centre is to encourage more people with disabilities, in the Sandwell area, to use the facilities, take part in activities and lead healthy, active lives.

Read the full story here…

How To Find Us

Newbury Lane,Oldbury,West Midlands,B69 1HE

Portway Lifestyle Centre

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