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 with 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.

Updated designs

The latest indicative designs for the new Harpenden Leisure Centre and Cultural Centre went on display at Park Hall, Harpenden on Tuesday 15th August 2017 from 4pm to 8pm. The architects and members of the Councils project team were present to discuss the plans. The designs have now been transferred to the Harpenden Public Halls where they will be on display from Wednesday 16th August to Friday 1st September 2017 during the Public Halls opening hours.  


The designs and a short questionnaire can be found below.

In this section

concept design icon Conceptual designs and usage survey

A survey about the conceptual designs and potential use of the proposed facilities.

rothampsted development icon Community Engagement (Charrette)

Capturing the many diverse and complex views of Harpenden residents and stakeholders.

Pie chart Community Engagement Survey Results

Community Engagement Survey Results