Kingston Council is committed to building a new swimming and leisure centre in Kingston town centre.

The leisure centre will deliver the range of activities that residents and stakeholders said they wanted to see, in an efficient, accessible and sustainable two-storey building that will be designed to ensure the project can be delivered within an affordable budget.

The outline plans for the new centre include an 8 lane swimming pool and a teaching pool with spectator seating, as well as a four court sports hall, studio spaces, gym, squash courts, a soft play area and a  a cafe. Reflecting a new business model it also includes features such as a wellbeing suite and spa facility alongside a larger soft play area than in the previous project.

A revised design for the building, reflecting comments received from communities across the borough, as well as advice from the Design Review Panel and the local planning authority, has been created, and we are now hosting the last set of engagement events before we look to submit a planning application for the scheme in Autumn 2024.

Update following general election call: 

We were excited and ready to show everyone the revised designs for the leisure centre for Kingston town centre from 30 May 2024. 

Now that a general election has been announced on 4 July 2024, we will need to postpone the scheduled events and online engagement that were due to take place, as there are strict rules around the use of council resources during the period running up to an election. 

We are very sorry for the short notice. We will now be opening the online engagement on 8 July and are in the process of rescheduling the drop in events to happen week commencing 15 July.

We will confirm the revised dates and how to get involved after the general election has taken place. 

January 2024 Public Exhibitions

 Thank you to all of those who took the time to come along to one of the events in January.