Project Information


  • Approval of outline business case - January 2018

  • Building contractor selected - Summer 2018

  • Start procurement process for Leisure Centre operator - Summer 2018

  • Prepare and seek planning permission, with accompanying public exhibition - Summer 2018

  • Planning application decision  - October 2018

  • Approval of full business case - Early 2019

  • Work started on site - March 2019

  • Completion - 2021

Engagement and Consultation

To help us understand our community’s needs, aspirations and concerns, we held four detailed phases of engagement with residents, interest groups, sports clubs, community groups and experts before planning for the Centre was submitted.

We have also:

  • received input and feasibility studies on location, sports provision, ecology, landscape, transport & flooding
  • held 16 separate events in six locations
  • noted more than 750 conversations
  • received more than 1,000 survey response
  • engaged with River Park Leisure Centre users
  • engaged with Sports Clubs and National Governing Bodies

Winchester Sport & Leisure Park Open Forum

Open Forums are designed to give residents and others the opportunity to become more involved with the work of the council.  The forums enable discussions between residents and councilors, as well as other interested parties, to promote a two-way dialogue about the council’s developments including the Winchester Sport & Leisure Park. 

A series of forums have now been held for the Sport & Leisure Park and actions from each one have been noted and progressed as per the document here (pdf, 21kb).  Those highlighted in green have now been closed out.


Reports and Studies



We have employed experienced consultants to help us deliver this project.