A construction company has been appointed to help deliver a new multi-million-pound leisure centre in Stevenage, planned for 2027.

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Northern Home Counties business has been appointed by Stevenage Borough Council to help deliver a sports and leisure hub next to the Town Centre Gardens on St George's Way, as part of the town’s wider regeneration plans.

Funded by the Government’s Town’s Fund initiative, it will consolidate Stevenage’s health and wellbeing offering, which is currently positioned across three different sites.

The hub promises to be a state-of-the-art facility with swimming, studios, gym space and sports facilities.


The development will also provide improved links between The Forum, Town Centre Gardens, Stevenage Old Town, King George V Playing Fields and residential areas beyond, Morgan Sindall said, adding that local swimming provision will remain in operation throughout construction.

David Rowsell, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction in the Northern Home Counties, said: "Stevenage Sports and Leisure Hub will be a new focal point for the town. Having a new state-of-the-art facility with the whole health and wellbeing offering under one roof will encourage greater levels of participation in sport, delivering improvements to quality of life across Stevenage."

Cllr Richard Henry, leader of Stevenage Borough Council, said: "We need the help of our residents and communities as we progress this scheme, and will be inviting everyone to have their say in the coming months so that the community can help to design a facility with benefits and activities for all.

"Having recently confirmed Everyone Active as the new operator for our leisure facilities, this is a really exciting time for sports, leisure and culture provision in our town."


Adrian Hawkins OBE, chair of the Stevenage Development Board, added: "I can remember the joy and importance attached to our current swimming pool opening in Stevenage and look forward to this new development enhancing our current dated facilities.

"I am delighted that the Stevenage Development Board secured the funding for this project and what it will mean to so many people.

"Being specialists in delivering state-of-the-art leisure facilities, we look forward to working with Morgan Sindall in the development of this scheme, further demonstrating the high standards that the Stevenage regeneration scheme is setting."