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Major Sporting Achievement
The Council is embarking on a major project in partnership with DC Leisure to provide a modern, up-to-date leisure centre complex together with a hotel and pub / restaurant. The scheme will see the culmination of a long process which began with the decision to replace the ageing Holbrook Recreation Centre, with a facility designed to meet customer needs now, and for the future.
Having been in liaison with a number of companies over the past two years, the Council appointed DC Leisure to build the whole Leisure Park and to operate the new leisure centre. DC Leisure are a leading leisure operator, with a very successful track record in bringing good quality leisure facilities to the public, and offering innovative programmes with a range of activities for all members of the community.
Gosport Leisure Park
The new leisure centre will occupy a prominent location in the centre of the leisure park and users will enter the building into an attractive, bright Foyer and Reception area. The leisure centre will include a swimming pool, learner pool, sports hall, health & fitness studio, dance studio and crèche/soft play area.
The synthetic turf complex will provide 8 x 5-a-side and 1 x 7-a-side pitches, and a further 2 mini soccer pitches will be marked out on the grass to the west of the leisure centre. The play area will be relocated on new surfacing and enclosed with a new fence.
The hotel is to be a Premier Inn and the pub / restaurant by Marstons. The buildings will be located along the Fareham Road facing the leisure centre. The hotel will provide 61 bedrooms and the pub / restaurant will offer 180 covers.
The main pool is a 25m, 6 lane level deck pool ranging from 1.0m to 1.8m depth and is designed to meet ASA competition standards allowing for future provision of timing boards. Access is provided via fully recessed ladders and a mobile hoist. Spectator provision will be available at both first floor and pool side levels for events.
The teaching pool is 12m x 8m level deck arrangement with depth ranging from 0.6m to 0.9m. A set of steps is provided along the full width of the pool.
There is also an attractive wet health suite adjacent to the main pool offering a first class steam room and sauna, together with hot and cold showers.
The sports hall measures 33m x 18m and can accommodate a range of sports including badminton, basketball, volleyball, netball and five-a-side football or Futsal. At a minimum 7.6m high, the hall meets the needs of club and recreational badminton as well as most other sports.
Goals and other sports equipment will be kept in an adjacent store and the hall will be fitted with fold-out basketball boards together with dividing nets.
Health & Fitness Studio