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 December 2017

Our consultation with the local community is now complete. We would like to thank you all for your input and feedback in the evolving design process.

The final designs have formed part of the planning application to the Local Planning Authority (LPA). The application (once validated) will be available to view online.  The St Albans District planning applications portal is available from the Council's homepage at

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