Egham’s new state-of-the art leisure centre, Egham Orbit, is all set for its grand opening after we officially handed over the keys to Runnymede Borough Council.

Construction on the new £19 million venue is now complete and the building has been passed to the Council, on time and within budget, ready for its planned opening.

Achieve Lifestyle Limited, a not-for-profit leisure trust, will operate the venue on a full-commercial lease giving the area another asset to make residents proud.

Achieve Lifestyle Limited, a not-for-profit leisure trust, will operate the venue on a full-commercial lease giving the area another asset to make residents proud.

We have worked closely with the Council, Achieve Lifestyle, Watson Batty Architects, and Pellikaan Construction Limited to deliver the new centre as part of our long-term partnership with Runnymede Borough Council.

The handover marks the successful completion of the first phase of the £200 million Runnymede Regeneration Programme which began with Addlestone ONE and will feature several sites redeveloped across the borough over the next eight to 13 years.

State-of-the-art leisure centre

The new leisure facility brings the first public swimming pool to the borough, providing a 25m x 17m, eight-lane pool with a moveable floor and spectator seating, and a 10mx10m learner pool with splash area. The centre also includes a four court multi-use sports hall, a 110-station fitness suite and three flexible studios and indoor cycling studio, a two-storey health spa offers a sauna, steam room, a relaxation area, and a range of wet and dry treatment rooms, and a café sits alongside a crèche and double height children’s adventure play area.

People will be able to use the facilities either for one-off events or through a variety of membership options.

Something for everyone

Rick Lawrence, Partnerships Director at Places for People said, “We are delighted to be handing over the keys to this fantastic new facility which will bring enormous benefits to people in Egham. To see the first stage in the regeneration programme complete and on time is a great step forward in the redevelopment of Egham and the wider area.”

Paul Turrell, Chief Executive of Runnymede Borough Council said, “Having visited the new centre, I’m sure residents are going to be delighted with the results. It has been well designed and meets all modern standards. I am delighted the Council has been able to provide a state of the art centre with swimming facilities. The centre offers something for everyone.

The next stage of the Council’s planned regeneration programme includes the redevelopment of part of Egham town centre which will provide a new ‘gateway’ to the town.

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