Improvement works complete at South Reading Leisure Centre

Improvements for users of South Reading Leisure Centre, part of the Council’s £40M investment in modern leisure facilities for the town, have completed this month.

Hot on the heels of works progressing on modern new swimming pools and facilities at both Rivermead and Palmer Park, work at South Reading, run by GLL on behalf of the Council, started in November last year and completed on time this month.

Users of the centre can now benefit from:

  • An improved gym area 
  • Gym changing room refurbishments
  • Class studio redecoration and improvements, including the Group Cycle Studio
  • New air conditioning
  • A new reception

Gym users can look forward to the following improved equipment and facilities:

  • Total resistance exercise (TRX) training
  • Functional training space
  • Core bags & battle ropes
  • Refurbished equipment including a Dual Adjustable Pulley (DAP) and bench press

Work started on the Rivermead site last August. The new Rivermead facilities will include a 25m 8-lane competition pool alongside a combined teaching and diving pool, due to open in spring 2023.

At Palmer Park, in addition to the refurbishment of the existing stadium building, there will be a new 25 metre, 6-lane community pool. The new community pool and facilities will open to the public in late 2022.

Work will start in mid-March on improvements at Meadway Leisure Centre in Tilehurst.

For regular updates on the leisure project visit  or follow the Council on social media @ReadingCouncil Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or GLL at @Better_Reading.

Last updated on 09/02/2022