Swift progress being made on revised programme for community leisure facility

A new roadmap to the delivery of Kingston’s new community leisure facility will be presented at the council’s Place Committee on 20th June 2023.

Following our difficult decision last month not to proceed with a construction partner at almost double the cost of the allocated budget, the council is revising proposals for the new community leisure facility, at pace.

An outline business case, that amongst other items will include proposed timescales for the programme, as well as options of the revised facility mix, will be presented as part of a report to the Place Committee on 20th June 2023.

Cllr Andreas Kirsch, Leader of the Council, says:

“As we have said all along, we are 100 percent committed to delivering a high quality, accessible and sustainable swimming and leisure centre on the existing site in Kingston, and this is the next decision point in making that happen. 


 “We are of course disappointed along with residents that the leisure facility cannot be delivered more quickly, however spending almost double our budget was definitely not the right thing to do. 


“We are now on track to deliver comprehensive updates on the programme in June, and look forward to providing more detail in due course.”