Designs for a state-of-the-art modern, family-friendly sports centre in Medway have been unveiled for the former Splashes site in Rainham.
The proposals include two swimming pools – a training pool for lane swimming and lessons, as well as a children’s fun pool with flume, wave ball pool and beach area. For those who prefer land-based activities, there will also be a fitness gym and room for exercise classes and children’s parties.
The exciting computer-generated images (CGIs), which can be found on our planning application for the new sports centre, demonstrates Medway’s commitment to putting children at the heart of everything it does. The new facility is proposed to have a modern look and feel, but will be family-friendly, including having family and accessible changing rooms. The plans for the new centre support Medway’s ambition to become a child-friendly city, providing further opportunities for the area’s young people.
A computer generated image of how the new sports centre may look. Credit: SPACE & PLACE
The proposed new sports centre will provide a full experience for customers – visit the gym, join-in a class, take a dip in the pool and afterwards relax in the café which is planned to overlook the pool areas and surrounding park.
The designs also include electric charging parking spaces, as part of Medway’s Climate Change and carbon neutral aims and ambitions.
A computer generated image of how the pool area may look. Credit: Space & Place
The designs will also be on display in May at two public exhibitions:
- Tuesday, 10 to Saturday, 14 May, at Rainham Library
- Tuesday, 17 to Saturday, 21 May, at Twydall Library
Family-friendly sports centre
Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council's Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “I am delighted to be revealing the plans for a new family-friendly sports centre in Medway. The proposed sports centre in Rainham will be a welcomed addition to Medway Council’s existing sports and leisure offer, including Medway Park in Gillingham - a centre of sporting excellence with an athletics track, Strood Sports Centre – a footballer’s dream with outdoor pitches and Hoo Sports Centre with its enjoyable exercise classes.
“Splashes was a much-loved facility by generations of families from across Medway and the plans for the proposed sports centre have children in mind, as well as facilities for adults to enjoy. I would encourage residents to make note of the public exhibitions in May so they can view the designs in person and give their feedback to help shape the plans to provide Medway’s families and residents with another popular facility on their doorstep.”