Winchester Sport & Leisure Park


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

Work is now well underway – check out the live webcam 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. Building partner Willmott Dixon has been appointed to deliver the Centre and construction is well underway. 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, 1002kb)

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.

Winchester Sport & Leisure Park details

Cabinet Member

Cllr Malcolm Prince

Start Date


Latest Status

Willmott Dixon has been appointed to deliver the centre and work has now begun on site. 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 and. 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.

The latest newsletter is available to download here. (pdf, 593kb)