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Consultation outcomes on Spennymoor Leisure Centre facilities


Leisure transformation proposals at Spennymoor Leisure Centre.

Background

See our Leisure transformation consultation page for information about the leisure transformation project.

What we proposed in October 2021

Proposals at a glance

The table below shows the planned changes at a glance:

ActivityCurrent space or activityProposed space or activity
Swimming poolYesImproved surroundings
Interactive water play featuresNoNew activity
Function rooms YesNo change
Food and drinkNoNew activity
LibraryNoRelocation to the leisure centre building

Proposals in more detail

Swimming pool and water play

The current pool remains popular with its existing slide and wave facilities. As well as upgrading the pool space, we also proposed to add in some new interactive elements to create enjoyable and exciting experiences for customers to enjoy. 

Reception

We proposed to move the main reception area will move to a more central location within the building to improve links with the town centre and allow for moving the library into the leisure centre. 

Play facilities 

We proposed to include play facilities and increase family fun, physical activity and play. One of the five big issues identified by Sport England's Uniting the Movement Strategy is the provision of positive experiences for children and young people and embedding physical activity through fun from an early age. There will also be benefits for individuals and the community in terms of enhanced social and mental wellbeing. 

Food and drink

We proposed to add healthy food and drinks to our new play spaces. This will help to support and maintain the sustainability of the centre, and add to the overall experience and provide a much needed opportunity to create social spaces. These will be key for the community in recovering from the pandemic, and will help support our ongoing work to improve wellbeing through social interactions.

Library

We proposed to relocate the library into the former cafe area in the centre of the building. 

Floor plan

See the  Icon for pdf Spennymoor Leisure Centre proposed floor plan (PDF, 2.2mb)  for how the space will be laid out.

Have your say

The closing date for comments was 5.00pm on Friday 12 November 2021.

Consultation outcomes

We would like to thank everyone who gave us their feedback on proposals to make changes to Spennymoor Leisure Centre. There was lots of interest shown through our digital survey, social media channels, face to face sessions and through several special interest groups.

The feedback has now been looked at and has helped shape how we take the work forward. The following has been agreed:

  • The proposals will proceed broadly as planned to introduce the changes to the facilities and activities.
  • There were many comments about the future activity programme. Now that the facilities and activity offer have been confirmed, we are now in a position to review the programme and we will take your comments into account where possible. This will be shared with customers and residents as it develops.
  • There were lots of positive comments about how family focussed the new activity and facility proposals are. Comments also highlighted the need to ensure the changes offered additional facilities in the centre such as baby changing and buggy parks, so the plans are being reviewed to consider this. 

We are looking to start the work later this year. Full details of start date, length of work and the impact it will have on access to the leisure centre during that time will be publicised as soon as the final details are confirmed. This will be shared with you through this website, at the centre, and directly with leisure centre members, clubs and groups. 

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