Schedule for building improvements

New leisure operator takes over on 1st June

Everyone Active will take over the management of leisure centres from 1st June 2017. For information about the centres, including prices and bookings, please visit from 1st June.

Bookings until 1st June

For bookings between now and the 1st June please call the relevant centre.

Works progress update - May 2017

Approval was granted for major improvements to be made Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre and St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre at the Council meeting held on 16th November 2016.

We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued patience and understanding, during the refurbishment work. We know you are keen to know how the work is progressing and when we will start to reopen the facilities. As with many projects of this scale, we have encountered a number of unforeseen infrastructure problems, which unfortunately weren’t identified during the initial site surveys. We are therefore very disappointed to announce that these will cause a delay to our original timetable.

Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Building works commenced at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre on 3rd January 2017 and require a complete closure of this centre. The swimming pool, brand new 100 station gym and fitness studios will now reopen in early August 2017, with temporary changing provision for pool users, until the completion of the village changing facilities and sports hall in Spring 2018. 

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre

St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre swimming pool closed on 11th December 2016. The swimming pool and new changing rooms will now reopen two months ahead of schedule at the beginning of September 2017.

In early June the existing gym at St Nicholas Park will be refurbished and new equipment installed enhancing the gym offering for our customers until the new 80 station gym opens in Spring 2018.

Photos of the centres

Public swimming

Regular swimmers at Newbold Leisure Centre and St. Nicholas Park Leisure Centre are reminded that Abbey Fields Swimming Pool will be open and available for public swimming over the period of disruption.   

Alternative swimming facilities

The following pools offer public swimming sessions. Some of them also offer Aquafit classes and Swimfit sessions.

Membership options during construction works

Direct Debit membership options

Current Direct Debit Members have the following choice:

  • Continue with your membership and receive a 25% discount from January 2017 to May 2017 (this will be a applied automatically)
  • Freeze your membership until June 2017 when the extended gym at Newbold Comyn will reopen. At this point a new operator will be managing the leisure centre and we will pass on your details so that they can get in contact with you from June 2017 to restart your membership.
  • Cancel your membership

Direct debit members - cancel or freeze membership

Direct Debit members who are seeking to cancel or freeze their membership as a result of the building work can contact us on 01926 456207 or email

Paid in full members

Current paid in full members are offered a 25% refund on their membership from January 2017 to May 2017, or up until the membership is due to expire in this period.

Those seeking to cancel their paid in full membership will be refunded the remaining balance to the nearest month on the fee.

Paid in full members - receive discount or cancel

Contact us on 01926 456207 or email to cancel or receive your discount. You will need your membership number to hand.

Gyms and exercise classes

The gym and group exercise classes at St. Nicholas Park Leisure Centre are available for customers to use over the duration of buildings works, apart from the 6 weeks in summer 2017. In addition Castle Farm Recreation Centre has a gym and a group exercise programme open to all members of the public. From Tuesday 3rd January 2017 Castle Farm Recreation Centre will be open at 7.00am Monday to Friday to give customers more opportunities to use the facilities.

We have a new group exercise class programme from January 9th to June 2017. There will be classes at venues in Leamington and Warwick and at Castle Farm Recreation centre in Kenilworth.

Exercise class timetable from 9th January - June 2017

Swimming lessons during construction works

We recognise that the construction works will have a significant impact on children’s swimming lessons and we have now added a number of new classes into the pool programme at Abbey Fields Swimming Pool. We are pleased to announce that the expanded swimming lesson programme at Abbey Fields Swimming Pool will remain in place until the autumn of 2017. For more details on weekly swimming lessons and the crash courses contact Abbey Fields Swimming Pool directly on 01926 855478.


We have been able to relocate all our swimming pool clubs. Please contact your club officers to confirm where your club has moved to during the works.  


We have helped some of our local schools to find alternative venues to provide swimming lessons to their students. We look forward to inviting the schools back to our leisure centres once the building renovation works have been completed.

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New leisure centre operator

Council announces new leisure centre operator


Work is continuing to confirm the actual dates for the works, but broadly we anticipate the following outline timeframe

Date Progress
December 2016 Work commences at St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre
January 2017 Works commences at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre
June 2017 The existing gym at St Nicholas Park will be refurbished and new equipment installed
August 2017 The swimming pool, brand new 100 station gym and fitness studios will reopen at Newbold with temporary changing provision for pool users
September 2017 The swimming pool and new changing rooms will reopen at St Nicholas Park
Spring 2018 Works completed at both sites and both fully open

How the centres will look

St Nicholas Park - front St Nicholas Park visual of new building
St Nicholas Park - interior St Nicholas Park leisure centre interior
Newbold Comyn - front Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre - visual of new building
Proposals for climbing
facilities at Newbold
Conceptual drawing of climbing facilities