Harpenden Leisure and Cultural Development 2016

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Harpenden’s Leisure and Cultural 21st Century Vision

The ambition is to extend and transform the swimming pool site into one modern integrated leisure centre for a variety of sports and activities. It is envisaged this will contain:

  • The swimming pool 
  • A new larger learner pool 
  • A new gym enabling significantly more machine stations
  • A new sports hall
  • A new café 

The existing sports centre could then become a new arts and cultural centre integrating a museum display area dedicated to Harpenden’s historic past. It will have a larger theatre than the Halls, more function rooms and an extensive bar and refreshments area.

Date of last review: 06 December 2016

Community Engagement (Charrette)

Imagineplaces the independent facilitators for this part of the community engagement process have now produced the summary of the briefing sessions, workshop and feedback session.

Thank you for all for your contributions and as you can see, Imagineplaces have captured the many diverse and complex views of Harpenden residents and stakeholders.

A short period of time is now needed to assess the content of this very comprehensive report.

Space & Place the architects for the Leisure and Cultural development, will now develop the next set of concept designs. It is important to note that not all the views and suggestions contained within the report will be included in the next set of concept designs due to financial limitations or operational impracticalities.

This next stage of the process will be completed by the end of the year and the revised concept designs, accompanied by a questionnaire, will published on the council website at the beginning of January.

In the meantime, you are still able to submit feedback and comments via harpendenleisureandculture@stalbans.gov.uk which will be fed into the on-going engagement process.

Date of last review: 06 December 2016