We are proposing to build new Leisure Centre in Swanley to replace the ageing White Oak centre.
White Oak Leisure Centre has served generations of Swanley residents well for more than 50 years. Built in 1967, the centre, due to its age and condition, is coming to the end of its life. The centre is expensive to run, uses a lot of energy, and will cost too much to repair.
In 2016, we asked residents about the future of leisure in the town and the response was loud and clear – residents wanted to keep a leisure centre in Swanley.
We have listened to residents and are committed to providing a brand new leisure centre in the town. We want to build a modern leisure centre offering a first class experience with swimming and learner pools, a new gym with modern equipment, rooms for classes and other events.
The proposed centre would be energy efficient, powered partially by solar energy, better for the environment and with lower running costs.
The new leisure centre would be built in the grounds of the current White Oak Leisure Centre, which would remain open during construction. It would cost around £17 million, which would be paid back over a number of years. We hope to submit a planning application later this year when you will have an opportunity to comment on our plans.
We are proposing to include Tagactive, a game designed to test strategy, speed and agility to promote fitness, fun and competition.