The latest designs proposed for Farnborough’s new leisure and cultural hub are being shared with local people as part of a pre-planning application public consultation launched by Rushmoor Borough Council on Monday 26 February.

The designs have been developed by the council’s architects before it goes ahead with its aim of submitting a detailed planning application for the site this summer.  

They are based on feedback from earlier public engagement where residents and local groups and clubs had the chance to share their views on what they would like to see at the new hub and how it would fit in with the wider regeneration of Farnborough’s civic quarter. 

The proposed development would bring together leisure, library and cultural facilities, including two swimming pools, a six-court sports hall, a large fitness suite, studios, soft play and a health suite, along with dedicated library areas, community rooms, a gallery, and collaborative spaces for art projects. There would also be a new skate park, destination play area and mobility hub. 

The consultation will run until Sunday 24 March, with the latest designs available to view and for comment online on a dedicated Farnborough leisure and cultural hub consultation website.

There will also be three drop-in sessions for people to see the designs, chat to the team, and give their feedback. These will be on: 

  • Saturday 9 March, 10am to 1pm, at the Princes Mead shopping centre, Farnborough 
  • Monday 11 March, 2pm to 7pm, at the council offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough 
  • Tuesday 19 March, 10am to midday at the Princes Hall, Princes Way, Aldershot 

In addition, the exhibition boards will be available to view at the council offices from Monday 11 March to Friday 15 March, and at the Princes Hall from Monday 18 March to Friday 22 March. 

Councillor Martin Tennant, Rushmoor Borough Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for major projects and property, said: “We are totally committed to delivering a new leisure and cultural hub for the town and we are very excited to be sharing the latest designs with our residents for their comments. We hope everyone will take the time to come along to one of our drop-in sessions, or to find out more on the website. We look forward to hearing people’s views before we submit a detailed planning application this summer.” 

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