Virtual preview of Reading's new leisure facilities

Take a virutal tour of the new leisure facilities Reading can look forward to.

We’ve launched a video today promoting the modern new leisure facilities. The video offers a glimpse of what the new facilities located at Rivermead and Palmer Park – including the building of two modern new swimming pools – will look like, by showcasing virtual CGI models, combined with artist’s impressions and drone footage.

Our commitment to providing modern and much-improved facilities for swimmers and sports enthusiasts in Reading gained momentum in December 2020, after the two major planning applications were submitted. These applications are due to be considered in March 2021.

The planning applications provide a detailed spec of the proposed new facilities, which are set to include:

A modern new-build leisure centre at Rivermead, offering:

  • A 25m 8-lane competition pool with moveable floor and 300 spectator seats
  • A combined teaching and diving pool
  • Splash pads
  • A 6-court sports hall with 250 spectator seats
  • A 120-station gym with 3 studios
  • A café/ info hub and soft play

At Palmer Park, in addition to the refurbishment of the existing stadium building, there will be:

  • A modern new 25 metre, 6-lane community pool
  • A 100-station gym with three studios
  • An activity zone for children with party rooms
  • And a new café and information hub

More information on improvements to leisure facilities

View planning applications for the leisure facilities