Andover Leisure Centre finished

Architects who have designed and created the state-of-the-art Andover Leisure Centre have praised the teamwork that helped build ‘one of the finest projects they have worked on’

Test Valley Borough Council awarded the leisure contract to Places Leisure along with their architects, Roberts Limbrick, construction partner Pellikaan Construction and projects agent Press & Starkey two years ago.

Now, after months of hard work and design, the new centre is nearly complete as leisure contractor Places Leisure prepare to open the doors to the public on April 1.

Bastin Bloomfield, of Roberts Limbrick, has worked on the project since the beginning and explained the impact that various environmental, logistical and transport factors had on how the building looks today.

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, councillor Phil North, said: “Seeing the building today, it truly is state-of-the-art and everyone involved has done a superb job. I’m very grateful to Roberts Limbrick, Pellikaan Construction, Places Leisure and our council officers for the work they have put in.

“I know residents of Andover are looking forward to April 1 just as much as I am, so the hard work and countless hours that have gone into the building can be enjoyed.”

The new leisure centre opens on April 1st and features swimming pools with a new splash pad and sauna, a steam room, sports hall and squash courts over two floors. It also has a state-of-the-art fitness suite, 3 group exercise studios and a dedicated group cycling studio,