In November, residents, local groups and businesses joined us to find out more about our plans for the Farnborough leisure and cultural hub.

It was an opportunity to hear more about the proposals, talk to the team and meet the architects that we are working with on the project.

It was also a chance for us to hear from you about the activities and facilities that you would like to see in the new building which have been helping to shape our evolving plans for the leisure and cultural hub.

Your feedback

We have pulled together your comments into four main areas:

Health and wellbeing

  • You would like affordable and accessible facilities including swimming, gym classes, yoga and cycling
  • You are keen to see activities which focus on mental health, such as meditation and spiritual workshops
  • Facilities focused on overall wellbeing and relaxation are important to you, for example access to sauna and jacuzzi facilities

Ground floor plan

  • You are keen to make sure that there is good accessibility for all, with easy access to lifts and car parking
  • You want the building take advantage of natural light, particularly in the library and meeting spaces
  • You would like the outside space to be colourful and connect with Farnborough’s aviation history

Arts and Culture

  • You’d like to see health and wellbeing activities happening in the outdoor spaces
  • You would like to see changing displays, sculptures and artwork
  • You feel the space should be welcoming and accessible for everyone, with a gallery for local artists and rehearsal space, with thought also given to sound and acoustics
  • You would love for Farnborough to have its own dedicated theatre and entertainment space for live music
  • It is important to you that access to the new spaces and cultural activities is affordable
  • You would like arts projects to link with Farnborough’s aviation heritage


  • You would like to see longer library opening hours to accommodate youth groups
  • You would like to keep a community-orientated café
  • You were interested in other facilities being incorporated, for example a pump track alongside the skate park with added lighting and security measures
  • We also heard from local groups and clubs keen to use the new spaces

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