Portway Lifestyle Centre

About Us

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.

Portway Lifestyle Centre reaches out to the broadest range of users and meets a diverse range of needs. With a 600m2 gym and over 115 pieces of equipment and a generous free weight and functional training area, it is an ideal choice for those looking for a complete workout in the gym. Add to this a popular Group Fitness programme of around 70 classes per week makes Portway a popular Centre attracting many different types of people whilst meeting their individual needs. The Hydro Pool is one of very few in the West Midlands area, the 3G Football pitches, Badminton and an outside Life Trail completes this diverse offering  which is well received by its members and the local community.

'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 - £105
1 hour on the 3G pitch, 1 hour in the party room.
Football included
 
Pool Party - £105
1 hour in the pool, 1 hour in the party room.
Toys, floats, arm bands and music provided.
 
Sports Party - £105
1 hour in the sports hall, 1 hour in the party room.
Various sports equipment available for use.
 
Roller Disco Party - £125
1 Hour skating, 1 Hour in party room
Skates included

Please contact the centre for details and for information about parties.

Facilities

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

Swimming Pool Depth

  • Hydrotherapy Pool 0.9m x 1.2m

Timetables

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.

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 about The Albion Foundation.

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Portway Lifestyle Centre

Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1HE

Call: 0300 012 0121 (Press 1, Press 5, Press 1)

Email: Portwayinfo@slt-leisure.co.uk

Travel Information

You can access travel information and plan cycling, public transport, and walking to the centre by using the Network West Midlands website.

The Network West Midlands website also has information on tickets, travel cards and concessionary travel.

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.

From West Bromwich
You can catch the 289 National Express Bus from West Bromwich Bus Station direct to Newbury Lane.

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. 
 
From Dudley
You can catch the 126 from Dudley Bus Station direct to the Birmingham Road at the bottom of Newbury Lane.
 
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

Disabled Access 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.

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

Opening Times

Building Opening Times

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


  • Portway Pass

    Free access to sessions at Portway Lifestyle Centre at specified times, for eligible Sandwell residents.

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  • Portway Pass Plus

    Free access to sessions at Portway Lifestyle Centre at the specified times, along with all the benefits of the Concessionary Leisure Pass!

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LATEST NEWS

07/04/2019

Portway member Teresa Brown found a love for the gym and fitness groups which lead to her becoming an Instructability trainer to help others take part in exercise and sport.

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01/04/2019

Emma reveals how SLT helped her smash gridiron & Snowdon

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14/03/2019

Disabled Access Day is a biannual event that celebrates accessibility and is taking place on Saturday March 16th.

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