We’re proud to announce that Surrey Heath Borough Council has awarded a 25-year contract to Places Leisure, to design, build, operate and maintain a £22 million leisure centre in Camberley. The new centre is due to open 2021. It will be built on the same footprint as the current Arena Leisure Centre, which will remain open until the end of summer this year.
We’ve produced these handy FAQ’s to answer your initial questions and we’ll add answers to your more popular questions. If you have a question that hasn’t been answered, then please see the form at the bottom of the page.
What happens to the current Arena?
The award-winning Arena Centre Leisure Centre, which was built in 1984 and served its community well over the years, sadly is no longer fit for purpose. It’s time to make way for a new centre that better serves the community’s activity needs. It’s important to note that it’s business as usual until the end of summer 2019.
What will the new centre include?
Proposed new facilities include a 25-metre 6-lane pool, learner pool with adjustable floor, splash zone (interactive water confidence area), 8-court sports hall, fitness suite, group exercise studios, adventure play, Clip ‘n Climb (a vibrant and fun climbing experience), health suite and cafe.
Could the new centre have been built on another location?
The Arena LeisureCentre has been synonymous with Camberley and its surrounding boroughs for over 34 years and is ideally situated nearby the town centre and transport links. It was decided following feasibility work that the community would ultimately benefit most if the location did not change.
I’m an annual customer/member?, and have pre-paid, what happens?
We will be in touch to offer a pro-rata refund as soon as we know the official closing date.
How can I be active when the centre closes?
Arena will remain open until summer 2019. For those that are still on our membership database at the point that the Arena Leisure Centre closes, they will receive a free month if they transfer to another Places Leisure Centre *. Below are links to the closest sites to Arena:
- Farnborough Leisure Centre
- Aldershot Swimming & Fitness Centre
- Farnham Leisure Centre
- St Crispin’s Leisure Centre
- Loddon Valley Leisure Centre
- Ryeish Green Sports Hub
- Arborfield Leisure Centre
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