Timeline developed for new Larkhall Leisure Centre

Published: Monday 15 April 2024

external view of Larkhall Leisure Centre

The next phases of developing the new Larkhall Leisure Centre have been announced.

A consultant will be appointed soon, with the design and tender scheduled to take place from spring 2024 to spring 2025.

Construction is expected to commence in summer 2025, with an indicative opening date of summer 2027.

The new centre will be built on the grassed area adjacent to the school car park, allowing the current leisure centre to remain open when construction of the new one takes place.

Initial consultation on the new centre, carried out in March 2022, will help shape the design of the new facility and the council will continue to engage with the Larkhall community.

Council Leader Joe Fagan said: “The current Larkhall Leisure Centre has held a special place in the heart of the Larkhall community for decades.

“The new facility will be a brand-new state-of the-art leisure centre which the community can be proud of, and which is fit for generations to come.” 

The council previously identified £11.9 million of funding for the centre, with an additional £12m likely to be needed to complete the project.

It was agreed earlier this year that the £12m shortfall will be split over the next three years.