Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Fleming Park leisure centre £28m revamp approved

Fleming Park leisure centre Image copyright Eastleigh Borough Council/ AHR
Image caption The new replacement centre will open in 2017

Plans for a multimillion-pound revamp of a Hampshire leisure centre have been given the go-ahead.

The £28m scheme, which will include a larger pool and expanded gym facilities at Fleming Park leisure centre, was approved by Eastleigh Borough Council on Wednesday.

It is hoped the replacement centre will open near Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh in 2017.

The current centre - built in the 1970s - will be demolished.

Grant funding of up to £2m from Sport England and New Homes Bonus funding of £3.8m will support the project with the remainder coming from Eastleigh Borough Council.

Keith House, Liberal Democrat leader of the authority, said the new centre "would underpin our ambitions for a healthy Eastleigh Borough and will allow us to develop our young talent while delivering sports and leisure opportunities for people of all abilities".

Image copyright Eastleigh Borough Council/ AHR
Image caption The £28m scheme will include a larger pool and expanded gym facilities

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