Dunstable Leisure Centre

A £20.1m redevelopment of the existing Leisure Centre on a restricted town centre site. The new centre will become a Hub for the local Community and will also include a larger library, creche, café, and flexible community space for other public and community services, such as the Citizens Advice and Adult Day Care / Disabled Sports.

The Sports facilities in the new leisure centre include:

  • 2 multi-use studios and a spin studio
  • 100 station health and fitness suite
  • 25m 6-lane pool and 7m x 12.5m teaching pool
  • 6-court sports hall
  • 2 Squash Courts
  • Double height cafe
  • Library
  • Day opportunities / Martial Arts
  • Citizens Advice Bureau Office & consultation rooms
  • Treatment Rooms & Meeting Rooms

By bringing services together under one roof, the new facility will reduce running costs, while providing more flexible services to customers. The Centre’s existing customers and the wider community were consulted about the plans as part of the pre-planning community involvement. The project received Strategic Facilities funding from Sport England and utilises the Sport England Design Guidance documents.

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  • Client

    Central Bedfordshire Council

  • Services

    Project Management, Employer’s Agent & Cost Management

  • Sector

    Sport & Leisure

  • Project Team

    Darnton B3 Architects

    Furness Partnership


    Darnton B3 Services

    Furness Partnership

Dunstable Leisure Centre
“We wanted to pass on our thanks to you and your team for their professional, proactive and conscientious approach to the project at all stages from design through to practical completion, and in particular over the last few weeks which has seen a huge amount of energy and focus from all concerned to ensure such a positive start for the new Centre and our customers”
J Dickinson, Assistant Director Leisure Libraries and Countryside