Published: Friday, 14th January 2022

We have reached an exciting milestone in our plans to build a new modern-family-friendly sports centre in Rainham.

Work has begun to demolish the former Splashes Sports Centre in Bloors Lane to make way for the new centre which will include a leisure pool with a range of features suitable for children and families of all ages. The pool will also be large enough to hold swimming lessons.

Plans also include a gym and exercise studio/party room, improved changing facilities and a café for sports centre customers and for visitors to the adjoining park.

A new family-friendly centre

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Councill’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “The demolition of Splashes Sports Centre is a landmark moment in the development of a new family-friendly centre and I am pleased that work has begun. We are committed to building a new centre and we’re continuing to work with architects SPACE & PLACE, who specialise in leisure swimming pools, on detailed designs for the new centre which will provide high-quality facilities for Medway’s families to enjoy. The new centre supports our aspiration to become a Child-Friendly City and I am looking forward to seeing the plans progress.”

Works to demolish Splashes Sports Centre are due to be completed in February. Plans for new centre are progressing and the council plans to hold a public exhibition in Rainham to give residents the chance to see the plans for the new centre, later this year.

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