Update on Berkhamsted Leisure Centre

In March 2019, the Council’s Cabinet considered options for the redevelopment of Berkhamsted Leisure Centre, including refurbishing the existing centre, or building a new one.

A new build leisure centre was selected as the preferred option and a construction partner was selected to help develop the proposal in more detail.

Extensive consultation was carried out with stakeholders including Sport England, sports groups and local schools which helped to shape the proposals for the new leisure centre. This was followed by a public consultation in February 2022.

Since the initial decision to proceed with exploring the new build option, a number of factors, (including the ongoing impact in leisure from COVID-19, inflation rises and the increase in energy prices), have occurred which have impacted considerably on the cost of delivering the new-build proposal.

In view of this, we will be revisiting all the options available for Berkhamsted Leisure Centre. We will consider all the feedback that has been provided by stakeholders and the public as part of this process and are still committed to providing an improved and modernised leisure facility for Berkhamsted.

The outcome of the options appraisal will be decided in July 2023.