Winchester Sports & Leisure Park opened in May 2021 and provides a state-of-the-art, sports and leisure facility for Winchester City Council.
Set in an existing sports park adjacent the University of Winchester’s Sports Stadium, the new centre showcases a modern, well-designed, fully accessible building, that enables the local community to engage in a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting and leisure activities.
The design focuses on bringing light and views into the centre to enliven each space and connect it to the wider site.
Features include a 50m eight-lane swimming pool with movable floor and boom, a 20x10m teaching pool and confidence water, a large fitness suite, two exercise studios, a spin studio, an eight-court multi-use sports hall, four squash courts, a café, and a climbing facility.
In partnership with The Pinder Trust, the centre also incorporates a brand-new hydrotherapy suite, with a fully equipped hydrotherapy pool, treatment rooms, and two Changing Places rooms, for members of the community with disabilities and recovering from injury.
Designed as a highly sustainable building, Winchester Sports & Leisure Park is also one of the ‘greenest’ leisure centres in the UK achieving a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.