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Group celebration at Meadway

Meadway Leisure Centre showcases improved facilities

  • Improvements at Meadway Leisure Centre include refurbishment of the gym, studios, and changing rooms
  • The centre’s reception has been significantly revamped
  • The gym has been extended with improved equipment
PlaygroundDesign1

Reading Council reveals the winning design for new flagship play area at Prospect Park

  • £530,000 investment to provide exciting new equipment
  • Work on the new play area will begin in Autumn 2022
Time Capsule Burial

School children send a message to the future at new leisure centre site

  • Time capsules buried at the Rivermead construction site
  • A local school has provided mementoes to capture the spirit of 2022
  • New leisure centre due to open in spring 2023
Solar panels

Council commits almost £1 million additional funding for more carbon reduction measures at brand new leisure sites

  • New measures to include solar panels and three additional air source heat pumps (ASHP) at Rivermead and Palmer Park
  • Investment will contribute to the Council’s ambition to achieve a net-zero carbon Reading by 2030
Drone footage of the new activity centre

Prospect Park play centre transformation nears completion

  • Exciting new play activity centre coming soon to Prospect Park
  • Work on the transformation is nearing completion ready for a phased opening over the next few months
Group photo Rivermead 23 March 2022

Steel frame of flagship new Rivermead goes up

  • The steel frame of the new centre is taking shape
  • The development will include a 25m 8-lane competition pool and diving pool
  • Facilities open by spring 2023
Gym refurbishment

Work starts next week on improvements at Meadway Leisure Centre

  • Improvements include refurbishment of the gym and new studio space
  • The work is expected to take 3 months
Play investment

Over £890k playground investments proposed for the year ahead

  • Six play locations due to benefit from improvements
  • Focus on providing accessible facilities where possible
  • Major investment in play at Prospect Park
South Reading Gym

Improvement works complete at South Reading Leisure Centre

  • Improvements at South Reading Leisure Centre include refurbishment of the gym, studios and changing rooms
  • The centre’s reception has been significantly revamped
  • Improved equipment and facilities for gym users
Drone footage Palmer Park 2022

Stunning drone footage of community swimming pool taking shape

  • Footage of the Palmer Park construction site captured on New Year’s Day 2022
  • The outline of the new pool and steel frame of the entrance and information hub is now visible
  • The new community pool and facilities will open to the public in late 2022
vibro-piling

Community Swimming Pool Takes Shape

  • The steel frame of the new pool is set to start going up from the beginning of December
  • The new community pool and facilities will open to the public in late 2022
SkyTykes low ropes example

Prospect Park Play Transformation Begins

  • Exciting new play hub and activity centre coming soon to Prospect Park
  • Preparation work for the transformation will start this week