Plans for a brand new £7m leisure centre with swimming pool on the site of the old Coldeast Hospital (off Barnes Lane, Sarisbury Green), go on public display next week.
The new centre will be designed and built by Balfour Beatty, who built the Aquatic Centre for the 2012 London Olympics. It is due to open in 2016. Facilities will include:
As well as the leisure centre, 2 new football pitches (one junior size) will be created, a new play area and a multi-use games area for older children. The plans also contain provision of new allotments and a new cemetery. There is a large area of land on the site that supports woodlands, meadows, a pond and an orchard. This land has been taken on by the Council's Countryside Service and will be managed for nature conservation for the community to enjoy.
You can see the plans, ask questions, and comment on them, on:
Executive Member for Leisure and Community at Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Connie Hockley, said: "Our research shows good leisure facilities help maintain people's health and wellbeing, that's why we are committed to investing in them. These are exciting plans which will see not only a new leisure centre and pool, but also much needed community facilities and enhanced open space. We want to make sure the final designs meet everyone's needs, so I'd encourage everyone to come along to one of the sessions and have their say."
Alternatively the designs and comment forms will be available online at www.fareham.gov.uk
For further information contact:
Lorna Tipper, PR and Marketing Officer, Tel: 01329 824302
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This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
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