Places Leisure Eastleigh, the new, state-of-the-art leisure centre on Fleming Park has been developed by Eastleigh Borough Council. One the biggest leisure developments in the south, it underpins the council’s commitment to promoting a healthy borough.
Page last updated at 07 December 2017 at 11:07
The South’s newest leisure centre, Places Leisure Eastleigh, is open for business and welcomed its first customers at 6am on Tuesday 28 November with the arrival of swimmers enjoying their first swim in the new eight lane pool. Since then, thousands of local people have been enjoying the superb new facilities Read the full story
Car parking arrangements
Additional temporary car parking for customers of Places Leisure Eastleigh, has been provided.
The area currently occupied by the contractor Interserve’s compound has been transformed into a visitor car park which will be hard standing and benefit from lighting, but will not have marked parking bays. The car park also includes an area adjacent to the new leisure centre for disabled badge holders.
Signs direct visitors to the new temporary car parking area and staff are on hand to help direct visitors at busy periods.
Watch the timelapse of the build
Tell me about Places Leisure Eastleigh...
The £25 million facility underpins the Council’s commitment to promoting a healthy borough. It incorporates a high quality design in keeping with the parkland environment and has high environmental standards. The new building will boast many facilities that are larger than at present, including an eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, a larger, versatile learner pool, 15-badminton court sized sports hall, a versatile, multi-station gym and a group spinning studio. Outside, the full-size all-weather pitch and five-a-side pitches will be retained and refurbished and four new tennis courts will be opened. There will be free parking for more than 550 cars, together with a large number of cycle spaces.
However, careful design means that it will occupy a similar footprint to the current centre with no net loss of green space. The new centre will also be family-friendly, with a crèche and a large soft play area incorporating party rooms. The Council’s HealthWorks base, which promotes health and well-being, will be on the ground floor, close to reception for easy access.
The development has received partnership funding from Sport England, who have awarded £2 million, with additional support from England Netball. The building has been designed by AHR architects. Once open, the new centre will continue to be operated by Places for People Leisure. The construction of the new centre is expected to take 85 weeks.
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