Littlehampton Leisure Centre

Littlehampton, West Sussex

Project Details

Client
Arun District Council

Project Manager
Rachel Alderson

Architect & Engineer
AFLS&P/Furness

Contractor
Willmott Dixon

Value
£16.4 million

Contract Period
105 weeks

Procurement Type
2- Stage open book

Form of Contract
SCF JCT D&B

Size (Area)
4929m2

Apprentices Employed
12

Project Summary

  • A new fully accessible leisure centre containing an 80-85 station gym
  • 1 dance studio and a cycling studio.
  • A 25 meter pool with 8 lane and a learner pool with a moveable floor
  • A cafe that can cater for 30 people.
  • Multi-purpose room for parties and meetings.
  • A four court sports hall.
  • Demolition of existing building and reinstating of the demolition site to public open space.
  • A building constructed to Sports England standards.

This project started as a bit of a dream in 2011. We looked at the leisure centre we had then and thought there wasn’t a lot of life left in it. We wanted to offer something better for the wellbeing of our community, and here we are after a lot of hard work!

It’s a delight to be standing in this brand new leisure centre with the doors open after many months of planning and we cannot wait to welcome everyone into this amazing facility to experience all of the activities on offer.

Arun District Council has built a high-spec centre for its residents and as their leisure partner we cannot wait to imbed it into its community. As experienced leisure operators we have a longstanding track record of working positively with the whole community including inactive and underrepresented groups and this centre is going to provide the opportunity for us to carry on this great work. We are especially excited about the brand new pool and the extended learn to swim programme on offer that will allow us to support even more children and adults to learn to swim.

I was lucky enough to take a dip this morning and complete my 5k Swimathon and I can confirm the water is lovely!