Latest update: Plans unveiled for Medway's new sports centre

Proposed designs for the new state-of-the-art, family-friendly sports centre have been unveiled for the former Splashes site in Rainham.

These are now available to view and comment on.

The exciting proposals include 2 swimming pools:

  • a training pool for lane swimming and lessons
  • 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.

This modern new facility demonstrates our commitment to providing accessible facilities that serve all members of the community, including the elderly, less mobile as well as children and young people.

Swimming facilities

  • four-lane 25-metre community pool and leisure pool with easy access steps and ladder with an integrated platform lift to ensure people of all levels of mobility can gain access
  • wave ball pool
  • beached kids pool, with play equipment and flume.

Fitness, health, and wellbeing facilities

  • fitness gym and free weights areas with views of the park
  • multi-purpose fitness studio for all your favourite group workouts and wellbeing sessions.

Other facilities

Accessible facilities are provided throughout.

Flexible and accessible changing facilities will include single, double and family sized changing rooms.

A café with a viewing area for parents and guardians will overlook the pool, and views across the surrounding park.

Outside the designs include additional cycle storage and electric vehicle charging parking spaces, as part of Medway’s climate change and carbon neutral aims and ambitions.

Comment on the proposals

You can formally provide feedback on the plans through the planning application.

If you want to comment on this application, check the guidance on how to comment on a planning application first.

Planning application number: MC/22/0828

Comment on the planning application

View the proposals

The designs will also be on display in May at 2 public exhibitions:

A computer generated image of how the pool area may look - SPACE & PLACE.

A computer-generated image of how the pool area may look. Credit: Space & Place.

A computer generated image of how the entrance to the new sports centre may look.

A computer-generated image of how the entrance to the new sports centre may look.

A computer generated image of how the new sports centre may look.

A computer-generated image of how the new sports centre may look. Credit: Space & Place.