The Council has appointed AHR as architects for the new Fleming Park Leisure Centre following a stringent tendering process.
AHR will now commence work to provide the architectural design for the new project that will deliver a modern new state of the art leisure facility. This will include a community consultation programme which will start in March 2015.
It is proposed that the project will build a new centre alongside the current building which will continue to operate during the construction period with customers able to use the centre in the normal way.
The new building will have a similar ‘footprint’ to the current leisure complex. Following extensive consultation, the new modern facility will include a larger main pool, (six lanes to eight), a larger learner pool, expanded and improved gym facilities health and beauty, improved restaurant and to maintain free car parking.
Council Leader Cllr Keith House said: “We are pleased to be working with AHR to help deliver a first class leisure facility that will ensure that the people of Eastleigh have the very best that the leisure industry has to offer. The exciting scheme will also improve facilities for local people and boost visitor numbers.”
Karle Burford Director of AHR said: “We have a long-standing history of producing award-winning designs, something which we will continue to do in the future. We are very excited to work with the Council and Places for People to produce an exciting design for this prestigious new leisure facility.”
AHR is one of the UK’s most established architecture and building consultancy practices with offices across the UK and Europe. Fleming Park Leisure Centre is being designed by AHR’s Bristol office.
Council Leader Keith House, AHR Lead Architect Adam Spall and Jo Parker and Peter Leamore from Places For People
(who manage Fleming Park Leisure Centre) survey plans for the new centre.