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Braywick Leisure Centre

Braywick leisure centre

The council is creating a state-of-the-art replacement for the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre at Braywick Park. The new Braywick Leisure Centre will provide a space for everyone to enjoy sports, arts and cultural events and is due to open at Summer 2020.

It will include bigger and better facilities than the Magnet Leisure Centre but plans to use 70 per cent less energy than the current building.

Key features include a 10-lane swimming pool – up from eight lanes at the Magnet – larger training and splash pools, a 200-station gym, a large sports hall, improved accessibility for disabled users and sports teams, and twice as much car parking.  240 of the car park spaces are available were opened for park users in February 2019.

The Magnet will not close until the new centre opens so there will be no break in service.

The Maidenhead Development Management Panel agreed on 14 February 2018 to defer and delegate the application, giving the council’s head of planning authority to approve the plans subject to a series of conditions.

As the proposals are in the green belt they were referred to the Secretary of State who decided not to call in the application.