Proposals to revamp the former Splashes leisure centre at Cozenton Park, Rainham, are due to be discussed by councillors this Wednesday, as the multi-million pound redevelopment of the sports centre is expected to be approved.
The project is expected to cost £17.85 million with demolition of the existing pool already underway.
The plans put forward by Medway Council include a training pool for lane swimming and lessons, as well as a fun pool with flume, wave ball pool, and beach area. There are also plans for a fitness gym, room for exercise classes and children’s parties, and family and accessible changing rooms.
The designs also include electric charging parking spaces, which is part of the authority’s climate change and carbon neutral ambitions. How will they be heating the water for the large swimming pools?
A public exhibition of the plans was held last month and it is expected the centre will open in the Summer of 2024. Anyone looking for a swim in 2022 or 2023 will need to go elsewhere.