Published: Friday, 21st December 2018

Following the recent public consultation Warwick District Council’s Executive is set to consider exciting new proposals to extend and improve Kenilworth’s leisure facilities.

The new proposals include the creation of a new indoor pool at Abbey Fields with the potential to be opened up in the summer months to give direct access to an outside terrace.

By replacing the outdoor pool with a ‘year round’ water space the Council hopes to meet the current and future needs of schools, clubs and swimming lessons in the area. Subject to Council approval it is hoped that the design of the new pool will maximise  natural light, offer views over the park and lake and have the versatility to be opened up to a newly created central patio area in fine weather.  The new family friendly pool would also incorporate a number of water features aimed at younger children.  

Further proposals for the Kenilworth facilities aim to mirror the recent investment in the Newbold Comyn and St Nicholas Park Leisure Centres, both of which are exceeding expectations in terms of increased use by local people. In addition to the new pool and central open air terrace, Abbey Fields would see a redesign and upgrade of the changing rooms, reception and café area, the re-surfacing of the tennis courts and a refurbishment of the pavilion next to the play area. Councillors will also be asked for their approval to progress proposals for a new leisure centre at Castle Farm with a 6 court sports hall, 80 station gym and studios.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Councillor Michael Coker commented;

“In line with the huge improvements we have made to the leisure centres in Leamington and Warwick, we believe that our innovative plans will offer the town of Kenilworth some of the best facilities in the country  and at the same time respect the views of local people in this very special location.”

The Kenilworth Leisure proposals will be considered by the Council’s Executive on Wednesday 9 January at which time decisions will be made on preferred options to progress. The proposals to be discussed by the Executive can now be viewed on our website.

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