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
The new Coalville Leisure Centre, which will be built on council-owned land off Stephenson Way (A511) in Coalville, received planning permission in October 2019.
Work will start to build the new centre in early 2020 - it will take around 18 months to build and is expected to open in 2021.
The plans for the new 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.
The future of Hermitage recreation ground and leisure centre site
Hermitage Leisure Centre will stay open until the new centre is open to customers.
No decision has been made yet on the future use of the site, which currently includes cyclepaths and footpaths, a fishing lake, football pitches and a model railway as well as the leisure centre itself.
Give your feedback on the future use of the recreation ground and leisure centre site
On Monday 4 November more than 200 people came to a dedicated event to discuss the future of the Hermitage site.
We are keen to encourage leisure and recreation on the site, with paths and cycleways connecting from the new Coalville Leisure Centre, which will be built just off Stephenson Way.
Aside from these initial thoughts, the future use of the site is completely open at this stage.
The event allowed us to get feedback from some of the local community about their priorities for the site, what they would like to see there and what they would not like to see.
If you weren't able to attend the event, but would like to give your feedback - please complete our online survey about the future of the Hermitage site. The deadline for completing the survey is Tuesday 10 December 2019.
We will use your feedback when developing a masterplan for the site.
£1.2 million transformation of Hood Park Leisure Centre
Work to reconfigure and transform Hood Park Leisure Centre – which will be renamed Ashby Leisure Centre and Lido – began in August and will be completed in November 2019.
The gym has already been 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.
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: Tue 19 November, 2019 @ 13:01