Consultation

Swimming pool

Concept Designs - We want your views

Friday 8 December 2017 - Sunday 21 January 2018

Stride Treglown architects, in conjunction with LA architects, invite your comments on the initial concept designs for the new Sport & Leisure Centre and the Urban Design Framework for Bar End.

Working on behalf of Winchester City Council and the University of Winchester we have arranged the opportunity for you to 'meet the team' on the following dates and times:

River Park Leisure Centre (SO23 7DD)

  • Friday 8 December, 3.00pm-7.30pm 

Guildhall Winchester (SO23 9GH)

  • Saturday 9 December 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Saturday 6 January 2018, 10.00am-4pm

Winchester Sports Stadium (SO23 0QA)

  • Tuesday 12 December 2017, 3.00pm-8.00pm

The Kings Church, Bishops Waltham (SO32 1AA)

  • Wednesday 17 January 2018, 10.00am-1.00pm

Meadowside Leisure Centre, Whiteley (PO15 7LJ)

  • Wednesday 17 January 2018, 2.30pm-5.30pm

We hope that you will come along to these engagement sessions and make your comments known to the Project Team. If you are unable to attend, the exhibition boards can be viewed here. A feedback questionnaire can be completed here

The boards and questionnaire will also be at the following venue: 

River Park Leisure Centre

  • Wednesday 13 December 2017 – Friday 5 January 2018
  • Monday 8 January – Sunday 21 January 2018

Previous consultation about the project has taken place and a summary of the outcomes of those phases of engagement can be viewed here (pdf, 207kb).


The consultation process has involved a variety of engagement methods to gather comments and concerns on the proposals to build a replacement centre at Bar End, to the east of the existing stadium. Those consulted include:

  • existing leisure centre users

  • sports clubs

  • local residents

  • local land owners

  • national governing bodies of sport

  • local businesses

The Sports Consultancy was commisioned in April 2017 to prepare a Sports Facility Strategy for the Winchester District. This will examine the available supply for sports facilities and analyse future need and demand for new facilities in the district. This work will involve consultation with sports clubs, governing bodies of sports and sports facility owners in the district.

Consultation commenced in late summer 2017 on the development of the Urban Design Framework for Bar End and concept designs for the new centre.

For more information please contact leisurecentreproject@winchester.gov.uk