Plans to deliver new leisure facilities for Reading have been given the go-ahead with the approval last night (31 March) of two major planning applications.
The applications for both Rivermead and Palmer Park were considered at Reading Council’s Planning Committee.
Now the planning applications have been approved, we hope to see construction begin on both sites this summer. The existing leisure centre at Rivermead will remain open until the new centre is finished so there will be facilities for people to use throughout the project. Our aim is to deliver the new facilities by early 2023.
The chosen leisure provider, Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) – who currently manage Rivermead Leisure Centre on behalf of the Council – will operate the new leisure facilities on our behalf once they are opened.
The planning applications provided a detailed view of the new facilities, which are set to include:
A modern new-build leisure centre at Rivermead, offering:
At Palmer Park, in addition to the refurbishment of the existing stadium building, there will be:
There will also be improvements at South Reading and Meadway leisure centres.