Replacement Leisure Centre Project
River Park Leisure Centre is now more than 40 years old and its ability to meet the needs of a growing population in Winchester is limited. The City Council has looked at various options for replacing or refurbishing it and has commissioned work from external consultants to test the various options.
In September 2015, having looked at the cost and practicality of these various options, the Council agreed that the preferred option, if it is affordable and deliverable, would be a new leisure centre built at Bar End.
The Council purchased the Garrison Ground at Bar End in December 2016. This will secure the future of the Garrison Ground for community sport and leisure use and means that part of the site can be evaluated as an option for the location of the city's new sport and leisure centre.
The current estimates from consultants indicate that a new leisure centre at Bar End would cost in the region of £35 million. It would take approximately three years to design and build.
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|Project Name||Replacement Leisure Centre Project|
|Portfolio Holder||Cllr Lisa Griffiths|
|Expected End Date||31/12/2020|
The Council purchased the Garrison Ground in December 2016.
The Council agreed in November 2016 to purchase the Garrison Ground at Bar End. This will secure the future of the Garrison Ground for community sports and leisure use and means that part of the site can be evaluated as an option for the location of the city's new sport and leisure centre.
Cabinet and Council decided on the facility mix for the new sport and leisure centre project July 2016.
The next phase of consultation will be on the concept design during Summer 2017.
|Last Committee Report|