Eastleigh Councillors are being asked to approve a study into options for improving facilities at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh.
The Leisure Centre currently attracts in excess of £1.2million visits a year, including 257,000 swims, but its over 35 years old and in need of refurbishment and modernisation.
At its meeting on 17 July, the Council’s Cabinet will be asked to agree to an audit of the current facilities at the leisure centre together with the development of detailed options and costs for improving them.
Options likely to be considered range from carrying out essential works needed to keep the centre operational to a complete rebuild of the existing facility. The cost of any development would be met through increased income from improved sports and leisure facilities and contributions from partners.
Council Leader, Councillor Keith House said:
“Fleming Park Leisure Centre is extremely popular and well-used but is showing its age. We want to bring it into the 21st century so we can provide a wide range of high-quality activities and events for local people, and increase participation in sports and active lifestyles.”
“Our aim would be to re-launch a new look Fleming Park, within four years, ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.”
Does the Leisure Centre need updating? What do you think?