Future plans for sports and leisure facilities in Kenilworth

Plans for multi-million-pound upgrades of the Kenilworth Leisure centres have now been approved. These plans will see the transformation of the old and outdated facilities into something far more in keeping with their beautiful locations, providing the local community with some of the best and most accessible sports facilities in the country.

The new swimming facility at Abbey Fields will include a second indoor pool with an adjoining sun terrace, as well as a new conservatory café area directly accessible by park users.

At Castle Farm the current recreation centre will be replaced with a state-of-the art dry sports facility, featuring a sports hall, 80 station gym and fitness studios as well as a new HQ for local Scouts and Guides.

The developments are the second phase of Warwick District Council’s Leisure Development Programme, which has already seen improvements to both Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre in Leamington Spa and St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick.

Work at Castle Farm is ongoing, with completion scheduled for November 2023.

Demolition work at Abbey Fields commenced in September.

Further information on the specific developments can be viewed by clicking the links below:

What happens next?

Castle Farm Recreation Centre – construction work is progressing. The steel frame of the building has recently been completed, with roofing, ground floor slab and brickwork to commence shortly.

Abbey Fields - Phase one of the demolition has been completed, and some archaeological finds are now being investigated. Further updates will be provided when they are available.

How do I find out more?

As our project progresses, we will keep you up to date via our website:

If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please email: leisurekenilworth@warwickdc.gov.uk.

Photo updates

Photos of the Castle Farm Recreation Centre development, January 2023:

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