2016 Leisure Contract

This year the contract to manage our leisure centres in Brackley and Towcester came to an end as as part of the tender for a new contract we planned to replace the Brackley Swimming Pool in Manor Road with a new pool at the Brackley Leisure Centre in Springfields Way.

Artists impression of the Brackley Leisure Centre

During 2015 the Council sought tenders for the design, build, of the new pool and the operation and management of the three sites: Towcester Centre for Leisure (TCfL), Brackley Swimming Pool and Brackley Leisure Centre (BLC).

In December 2015 SNC announced that Parkwood Leisure Ltd was the preferred bidder, and after refinement of the agreement, both signed contracts in August 2016.

Parkwood will now build a new six lane pool at BLC and an additional learner pool. There will also be a new changing village, a new reception, café, meeting rooms, refurbished wet and dry changing facilities, a bespoke spinning studio, and a new 100 station health and fitness suite.

TCfL will also undergo a revamp with refurbished wet and dry changing rooms, new fitness equipment and refurbished gym, new IT equipment and a rebranded café.

Who will operate the leisure centres?

As with the previous contract, operation of the centres will be sub-contracted and in this case day to day running of all three sites will be carried out by Parkwood's delivery partner, Legacy Leisure.

Will Brackley Swimming Pool close during construction of the new pool?

No. As Brackley Leisure Centre and Brackley Swimming Pool are on different sites the Manor Pool will remain open while the new pool is being built.

Will I still be able to use the gym while the improvements are being made?

Work to install the new health and fitness equipment at both leisure centres will begin on Thursday, 1 September  2016 when the new contract comes in to force. While the equipment is being installed the gyms will be closed to the public, but disruption will be kept to a minimum.

Documents related to the new swimming pool in Brackley: