The ambition is to extend and transform the Harpenden 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, additional function rooms, and an extensive bar and refreshments area.

Update October 2018

In September, our Planning application was referred for final approval by the Secretary of State by the Local Planning Authority. We would like to reiterate our thanks for your input and feedback in the evolving design process for the Harpenden Leisure and Culture project.

We are pleased to advise that we have now launched a community consultation event for the future of the Harpenden Public Halls, which is scheduled for November 2018. Please follow the link below to book your place for sessions on 16 and 17 November 2018.

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 (Updated December 2017)

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

reading a paper Press Releases about new leisure centre developments

Press Releases about new leisure centre developments