Palmer Park Leisure Centre & Stadium, Reading

Reading Borough Council

Pellikaan Construction

Saunders Boston Architects

30th January 2023

The new community swimming pool at the new Palmer Park Leisure Centre & Stadium is now open.

Reading will boast a brand new 25m 6-lane pool, linked to existing sports facilities – combining the benefits of a swimming pool, velodrome and athletics stadium all in one accessible location – delivering a unique facility in the region and putting Reading firmly on the map as a top sports destination. FT Leisure delivered the swimming pool water technology systems.

In addition to the accessible new community pool and the refurbishment of the existing stadium building, visitors to the new centre has:

  • A 100-station gym;
  • A soft play/ activity zone for children with party rooms;
  • New changing rooms, toilets and Changing Places facility;
  • A new café and information hub;
  • A new pedestrianised plaza area surrounding the centre;
  • And a new wayfinding route, to enable people with visual impairments to easily navigate the route across the park.