Up to £10m revamp of district leisure centres planned

Published Thursday 9 September 2021

Nearly £9m could be invested into revamping Market Harborough leisure centre – with ambitious plans of site improvements.

Harborough District Council’s Cabinet recommended on 6 September 2021 that the sports complex in Northampton Road should be significantly modernised to help meet future demand.

Lutterworth Sports Centre will also benefit from a £1million modernisation.

The Council had previously considered whether to modernise the existing Market Harborough leisure centre or develop a new-leisure hub at another location. But councillors said, due to the serious impact of the Covid pandemic, the best approach is to invest in the existing facility, whilst redeveloping the centre in Lutterworth too.

The major revamp would see new facilities being created – with up to £8.75 million invested to ensure the leisure centres meet future needs. The Council will also be undertaking a consultation exercise soon to find out what residents would like to be in our redeveloped centres.  

Cllr Simon Whelband said: “We want to create opportunities for more people than ever to enjoy physical activity and leisure time, and, despite the devastating impact of the pandemic, we have ambitious plans for the leisure centres to ensure they deliver and meet demand over the coming years. We will, of course, be encouraging feedback from residents on what they would like to see at the leisure centres.”