Winchester Sport and Leisure Park

  • Client

    Winchester City Council

  • Contractor

  • Value


  • Completion Date

    June 2021

The Challenge

A belated appointment at RIBA Stage 4 our newly formed integrated team worked well together to successfully resolve a number of key challenges:

Design Engagement: Current design consisted of two leading architects, drawn together via a local ‘Design Framework’

Facilitated Design: Introducing a Leisure design guide the client benefited input from Willmott Dixon’s ‘yellow book – a speciation application tool’. This improved design time and provided confidence with tried and tested leisure designed solutions. A project feature was the considered ground civil engineered solution, constructing the pools as the existing ground has a high ground water and located near a tributary feeding the river Itchen.

Constructing in a Global Pandemic – the construction period spanned the unprecedented Covid-19 Global Pandemic constantly adjusting adhering to the ever evolving CLC working guideline practices.

The Solution

A new facility comprises a 50m eight-lane swimming pool, 20m teaching pool including a water confidence area, a multi-use sports hall and a climbing facility, 4 squash courts with a movable wall to enable flexible use, treatment rooms, fitness suite (200 workout stations), two large studios, one spin studio and a café, a hydrotherapy suite to serve people in the local and wider community with disabilities.

The Results

Officially opened in May 2022 and membership has far exceeded any forecast. The centre pulled in more than 150,000 people in the first three months and is hailed a success despite constructing and completing throughout Covid-19.




Achieved Local SME


Added Value


Client Satisfaction

Contractor Performance | Commitments


99.9% of regular payments and have payment periods not exceeding 30 days


£1.7m ADDED VALUE – Value gained from activities carried out with individuals, groups and communities where our construction projects are based.


Zero Harm – extensive training delivered with updated Covid CLC awareness training provided


SCF Legacy Hub created – Building Lives Academy delivered


Compliant with SCF Charter

SCF Framework Manager

James Wright


Phone: : 07761 330560

Contractor Framework Manager

Guy Dawes


Phone:  07989179444