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Alton Leisure Centre 4Durham-based Building Services Engineer firm Avoca Consulting Engineers has been appointed to help revolutionise the sports facilities with a new leisure centre in East Hampshire.

It is proposed the new Alton Leisure Centre, currently awaiting Planning Permission, will be located adjacent to the old current 1970’s centre and will remain open throughout the development process.

Built by East Hampshire District Council in a joint venture with Everyone Active, the new facility will incorporate a range of modern facilities, including a six-lane 25m indoor pool and a learner pool with movable floor with wet-side village changing facilities built in line with Sport England guidelines.

A large fitness suite will be spacious enough to house the latest cardiovascular and resistance equipment as well as dedicated areas for stretch and free weights.

Two generously-sized studios and dedicated first floor dry changing facilities will provide clean, spacious areas in which to change.

Dry changing facilities will be provided on the ground floor to serve both the large sports hall and new external 3G pitches.
Additional facilities, including two glass-backed squash courts with spectator viewing, a climbing centre and children’s soft play zone will further extend the range of sport and leisure activities available.

A distinctive spa will be created which will include a range of treatment rooms, sauna, steam, hydro pool and relaxation areas.

Mark Hooper, Avoca’s managing director said; “This will be an impressive new leisure centre with modern facilities that the local community will most certainly be excited by.

"We are delighted that East Hampshire District Council have already agreed with Everyone Active to provide another a new centre in Whitehall & Bordon and they will be using the same design team.”

The team working on this project are building contractor Metnor Construction, architects : Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson Architects, and project managers : Paragon Building Consultant.

The current programme of works anticipates the leisure centre to be open to the public in autumn 2019.