Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre
New leisure centre plans and facilities
Rugby Borough Council is building a new leisure centre, to be called the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre. Work started in February 2012. It is being built on the car park for the ageing Ken Marriott Leisure Centre, which will be demolished in April 2013.
The new leisure centre is due to open in late July 2013.
The first phase of the construction programme is to build a temporary car park on the east side of Whitehall Recreation Ground - the park will be restored once the new centre is open.
The new leisure centre has been designed to fit sensitively onto the site, while offering improved views of, into and out of the building. A new car park will serve the centre, the bowls club and running track, while allowing much easier access, pick-up and drop-off.
- View the artists' impression
- View construction photos of the new leisure centre
- See a 'fly-through' of the leisure centre
- See the site layout and drawings
- Look at the leisure centre floor plans
The Ken Marriott Leisure Centre is now 40 years old and studies have shown that the building has reached the end of its life and needs substantial investment and refurbishment - or replacement.
The new facility has been designed by B3 Architects to cater for a mix of sports and leisure uses based on the needs of the people of Rugby well into the future. The project will include:
a fitness suite double the size of the existing facility
a 25m, 8 lane swimming pool, suitable for regional competitions
a 17m x 8m state-of-the-art studio pool with moveable floor
a feature climbing wall
a six court sports hall
spaces suitable for dance classes, martial arts, children's parties and crèche
a coffee shop, open to non-centre users
space for future expansion