Winchester Sport & Leisure Park

 

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

You can see our new Sport & Leisure Park under construction by watching our latest on-site video and check out our time lapse video of the new centre being built here!

 

This fantastic new facility at Bar End, Winchester, will include:

  • 50m pool
  • Separate training pool with movable floor
  • Sport hall
  • Four squash courts
  • 200 gym stations
  • Two large studios and one spin studio. 
  • Hydrotherapy suite
  • Eight treatment rooms
  • Clip and climb facility.

If you would like any further information about the facilities, please email your enquiry to leisurecentreproject@winchester.gov.uk

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. All Covid-19 social distancing guidelines continue to be fully adhered to and are now standard practice in our day to day working as we continue to progress well on site.

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 produces a monthly newsletter that includes updates on the project and contact details of the onsite team. The latest newsletter is available to download here (pdf, 806kb)

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.

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

01/05/2013

Latest Status

Construction is well underway by building partner Willmott Dixon. The building's external envelope has now had the photovoltaic panels installed, and the glazing and cladding are nearing completion. Works around the main building, retaining walls, access roads, and car parking bays are now underway. The new roundabout construction on Bar End Road and associated works to pathways is now complete, and the traffic management has been removed.

 

As the internal walls near completion, the mechanical and electrical works are following on and going well. The ceilings to the sports hall and pool areas are nearing completion. Ceramic tiling is well underway in the main pool area, and tiling has been completed to the learner pool.  The moveable floor to the learner pool is also currently being installed. Construction of the gym floor has started, and decoration works throughout the building are ongoing. The impressive equipment for the clip and climb area has been installed.

 

Consultation

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

Over the coming weeks we will be focusing on:

  • The continued installation of the mechanical & electrical elements
  • Continuation of ceramic tiling to hydrotherapy & main pool areas
  • Construction of bin and cycle stores
  • Progression of hard landscaping & soft landscaping
  • Decoration of internal areas including dance studios
  • Installation of the moveable floor to the learner & main pools
  • Soft & hard flooring finishes.