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Published: Tuesday, 13th August 2019

A new report will be reviewed by the Council’s Executive on 21 August. 

Over the past few months Warwick District Council’s project team has been working with political group leaders from the newly elected administration to determine the best way forward for the extension and improvement of Kenilworth’s leisure facilities and give clarity to areas of concern.

The culmination of this work is contained in a new report, which will be reviewed by the Council’s Executive on 21 August. 

Abbey Fields pool and terrace 2

The scheme which was approved by the Council’s previous Executive in January and put on hold following the local elections in May, includes the creation of a second indoor pool at Abbey Fields to replace the existing outdoor pool, which opens up to an adjoining sun terrace and café, as well as a new leisure centre at Castle Farm with a sports hall, 80 station gym and studios. You can view the architects drawings online.

In light of the District Council’s declaration of a ‘climate emergency’ in July the sustainability and environmental impact of the proposed new facilities are featured within the report, with details of the potential carbon footprint and utility costs of operating a 25 metre outdoor heated pool.

Abbey Fields cafe

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Councillor Moira-Ann Grainger commented;

“The benefit of time has enabled us not only to take a more collaborative approach to our plans for Kenilworth, but has also allowed us to gain vital information regarding the sustainability of both options at Abbey Fields, talk further to key stakeholders and to develop the designs further for both Abbey Fields and Castle Farm. Based on these valuable insights I am very much looking forward to sharing these exciting new proposals with my colleagues.”

The Kenilworth Leisure proposals will be considered by the Council’s Executive on Wednesday 21 August. The report can now be viewed on the Council’s website. Architect drawings of the plans are on display at Abbey Fields Leisure Centre.

Castle Farm external view

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