Haverhill Leisure Centre Investment Project

Haverhill is the first town in West Suffolk to benefit from new sporting facilities funded through our Leisure Investment Fund. The work will be carried out in phases between May and September, and September and December 2018, and has been planned to cause the minimum disruption to leisure centre users.

The plans aim to increase sporting capacity and activities in Haverhill for current and future users of leisure facilities. The £1.5m investment by us will also reduce the management fee that the council pays its sports and leisure provider, Abbeycroft Leisure, towards the running costs of the leisure centre, eventually to zero.

The increased capacity is being delivered through a community use agreement with Samuel Ward Academy which upgrades the surface of half their eight-court sports hall, making it available for additional activities for the community as a whole. Extra activities are also being delivered by re-purposing existing space at the leisure centre. This introduces Parkour, Xheight climbing and a wellness suite; upgrades the soft play equipment, gym and café but does not affect the swimming pool.

Any queries about the project, please contact Jessica.nelson@acl.com