A new, state of the art leisure centre will be built on council-owned land off the A511 (Stephenson Way) in Coalville and Hood Park Leisure Centre will receive a £1.2 million revamp.
Through a partnership with Everyone Active, we are transforming our leisure centre service over the coming years.
A new £22 million leisure centre in Coalville
Planning permission is required for the new Coalville Leisure Centre, which will be built on council-owned land off Stephenson Way (A511) in Coalville. The new centre will take around 18 months to build and is expected to open in 2021.
The plans for the Coalville centre will see the land turned into a parkland leisure destination, including a trim trail with activity stations, pedestrian and cycle access from Hermitage Recreation Ground and Stephenson College, and a high ropes course within the woodland. The centre itself will include:
- Eight lane 25 metre main pool, learner pool with moveable floor
- 120 station gym, 25 spin cycles and three dance studios
- Café with healthy eating options
- Eight court sports hall and three squash courts
- Changing Places facility accessible from the lobby
- 250 car spaces
- Clip ‘n’ Climb and soft play programmed
- Sauna, steam and spa pool.
Work to reconfigure and transform Hood Park Leisure Centre – which will be renamed Ashby Leisure Centre and Lido – will begin in August and be completed in November 2019.
The gym will be moved upstairs, new changing facilities will be added and a cafe area will be created at the entrance.
Based in Hinckley, Everyone Active currently operates numerous leisure facilities in Leicestershire, including in Melton, Oadby and Wigston and Blaby.
They have years of experience of building, reconfiguring and managing leisure centres and will work with us and other organisations to help improve health and wellbeing in the district.
Hermitage Leisure Centre and Hermitage Recreation Ground
Hermitage Leisure Centre in Whitwick will stay open until the new centre opens. Options for the site once the centre closes will be drawn up by the council after the start of the contract in May 2019.
The recreation facilities - including the fishing lake and 3G pitches will remain.
Investment in leisure facilities across the district
In the coming years, we will invest an additional £1 million in leisure in Ibstock, Measham and Castle Donington, focussing on the fitness facilities within the centres there, which are run in partnership with local schools and/or parish councils.
Last updated: Thu 15 August, 2019 @ 14:58