Timeline and Key Decisions

RPLC Entrance

What has happened so far?

StrideTreglown and LA Architects appointed to kick start Winchester Sports Park. May 2017
The Sports Consultancy appointed to prepare a sports facility strategy for the Winchester district. April 2017

Cabinet agreed governance arrangements and the preferred location of the new sport and leisure centre.

March 2017
Council purchased Garrison Ground December 2016
Council set to buy Garrison Ground November 2016
Cabinet and Council decided on the facility mix for the new leisure centre proposal. July 2016
Cabinet was provided with details of work to date including verification plans for the proposal at Bar End. Further technical and consultation work was approved. March 2016
Cabinet was provided with a financial assessment of the shortlisted options. A consultation process was approved to inform a decision as to whether to provide a replacement centre at Bar End or to refurbish the existing facility to extend its life by up to 15 years. September 2015
RPT was appointed to produce an options appraisal of the shortlisted options. 2015
Cabinet narrowed down options December 2014
Roberts Limbrick architects were commissioned to examine a wider scope of options. September 2014
Stakeholder meetings - potential funding partners, sports clubs, governing bodies of sport, local organisations. March - May 2014
Design Engine appointed to provide indicative layouts at two sites for public exhibition. November 2013
Using the local plan, two locations were identified as potential sites for a new leisure centre - North Walls and Bar End. 2013
Continuum Sport and Leisure were commissioned to look at what a new facility would be like in Winchester. May 2013