The contract for Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Kent, was won by Wates Construction, which will build a new £33 million leisure centre and swimming pool. The new centre was designed by architects Burke Rickhards and it will replace the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre with a modern facility.

The new centre will combine a number of leisure services under one roof, including an indoor street and winter garden running through to the spine of the building. Other facilities include a 25 metre, 10-lane swimming pool, training and splash pools and a health club with a 200 station gym floor, two dance studios and an indoor cycling studio.

In addition, four squash courts, six outdoor netball/tennis courts and a 40m x 60m floodlit all-weather 3G pitch will be available. The focus of the design is on sustainability and it is set to use 70% less energy than the Magnet centre.

“This leisure centre will provide a fantastic new venue for residents and visitors to enjoy. The development will create new opportunities for sports and a brand new space for performances for the whole community. This cutting-edge leisure centre will help residents of all ages and abilities lead healthier and happier lives as we build a borough for everyone,” said Councillor Samantha Rayner, cabinet member for culture and communities.

The new leisure centre and swimming pool development is scheduled to open in late 2019 and it will be owned by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.