Winchester Sport & Leisure Park


Winchester Sport & Leisure Park will open its doors in early 2021

Check out our time lapse video of the new centre being built here!


This fantastic new facility will include:

  • a 50m pool
  • separate training pool with movable floor
  • sport hall
  • four squash courts
  • 200 gym stations
  • two large studios and one spin studio. 
  • a hydrotherapy suite
  •  eight treatment rooms
  • clip and climb facility.

Everyone Active has been chosen as the provider of choice for the centre. As one of the longest established leisure operators in the UK, Everyone Active is particularly experienced in managing larger centres with extensive swimming facilities. What’s more, with a strong digital focus, Everyone Active will ensure high quality and user-friendly health and fitness technologies, advice and training.There will be a focus on providing a wide range of activities and facilities for all members of the community to enjoy, with Everyone Active promising to develop excellent health and wellbeing programmes that are tailored to the needs of each individual using the centre.

Construction is well underway by building partner, Willmott Dixon and the steel structure is now complete. More than 80,000 people-hours have been worked on the scheme so far, and several environmental enhancements have been added to the project in recent months. These include a total of 849 square meters of photovoltaic (PV) panels that will generate 156,350 kilowatts a year, heat recovery units and an energy efficient heating system. Plans to plant trees across the site are in place and there will also be three electric charge points and improved walking and cycling access via link paths.

The aim is for the building to be one of the greenest of its kind in the UK - and we are pleased that it is on track to achieve a BREEAM rating of excellence.

Willmott Dixon is a founding Partner of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), participating in the scheme since its establishment in 1997. Participation of the scheme ensures Willmott Dixon gives utmost consideration to their impact on neighbours and the public, protects and enhances the environment, attains the highest level of safety and provides a supportive working environment.

Willmott Dixon will be hosting regular residents’ drop in events to discuss how the project is going and also to understand how they are operating within the community. They will also be producing a monthly newsletter that will include updates on the project and also share contact details of the onsite team. The latest newsletter is available to download here (pdf, 728kb)

The Council is also proud to be working with a number of other partners to deliver the new centre including the University of Winchester, Hampshire County Council and The Pinder Trust.

If you would like any further information then please email your enquiry to

Step inside the new Winchester Sport and Leisure Centre, and see what it will look like or check out the live webcam here!

Winchester Sport & Leisure Park details

Cabinet Member

Cllr Malcolm Prince

Start Date


Latest Status

Construction is well underway by building partner Willmott Dixon. The steel frame is now complete and the centre now has visable floors. Several environmental enhancements have been added to the project in recent months. The timber deck constructed across the highway verge from Bar End into Garrison Ground is now open so that people can access the pitches and sports stadium during the construction phase.

The new centre will be managed by award-winning operators, Everyone Active. It is due to open its doors in early 2021. 



We continue to consult with local sports and interest groups, National Governing Bodies and Sport England.

Planning Application Exhibition

An exhibition of planning application was held in June 2018. The exhibition boards are available to view online.

King George V Playing Fields

A drop-in event was held in July 2018 to kick off the consultation on King George V playing fields, which includes a feasibility study for a new sports pavilion and an outdoor exercise area funded by Allegra's Ambition.

Last Committee Report

Cabinet (Leisure Centre) Committee on 11 February 2019

Next Steps

Willmott Dixon will be hosting regular residents' drop in events to discuss  the project advertised through residents' newsletters.

Throughout February, construction will focus on the installation of roof coverings, façade cladding works to the building, continuing ground floor slab construction, the internal masonry works, S278 road works inside the site boundary and the internal mechanical & electrical installation.