Wokingham Borough Council’s plans to replace Bulmershe Leisure Centre with a modern £14million facility better suited to the needs of residents and local schools are progressing well.
Planning permission for the new centre has now been granted and the old building is nearly completely demolished ready for the new construction to begin.
The new centre will include a six-lane 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool with a movable floor to enable a larger number of groups of ages and abilities to use it, a bigger gym, a four-court sports hall, and an additional studio and a café. It will benefit the whole community by providing up-to-date, accessible and flexible facilities, as well as preventative health services.
While the new centre is being built, former Bulmershe users can use facilities at the St Crispin’s, Loddon Valley and Carnival Pool, Ryeish Green and Arborfield leisure centres.
The aim is for the new centre to open during summer 2020. It will be run by our new partner Places Leisure.