Detailed plans for the prestigious £7m Western Wards Leisure Centre at Coldeast have been approved by Fareham planners and it is due for completion in May 2016.
Public consultation took place on the design before it was given detailed consent by the Planning Committee on January 28. The building will incorporate main and teaching pools, fitness suite, spinning and dance studios, wet and dry changing facilities, foyer, ancillary offices and plant room and car park.
It has been designed with a sweeping roof to complement the level changes. The layout is simple and easy to get around with glazing around the pool hall creating a visual link from outside the building.
The external walls will be constructed of blue rain screen cladding, and a glazed curtain walling system; these materials are simple and give the building a lightweight appearance.