Grange Paddocks Development - Plans

As part of our investment in leisure, Grange Paddocks Leisure centre in Bishop's Stortford is currently being replaced.

The new leisure centre will be built to the south of the existing leisure centre and the existing centre will be demolished on completion of the new facility. The proposed new facility also includes external works such as the relocation of some existing pitches, new landscaping and external seating areas, a new play area and the creation of a new all-weather 3G pitch and tennis courts (subject to a future planning application).

Planning permission was approved in November 2019 and more detailed information, including plans and designs, can be found on our planning pages.

The 3G astro-turf pitch and tennis courts planning application will be submitted in summer 2020.

The new leisure centre will include the following facilities:

Dry side

  • Reception/foyer area
  • Servery
  • Café & seating area
  • Multi-purpose room
  • 2 studios
  • Fitness suite for approximately 130 stations
  • Self-contained football changing facilities
  • Dry changing facilities

Wet side

  • 25m 8 lane competition main pool
  • Teaching pool with moveable floor
  • Confidence pool interactive water play features
  • Village change facilities for pool customers
  • Spectator seating for 200+ seats

The below image is extracted from Saunders Boston Architects plans of the ground floor.

To view the full plan please download:

An image of the ground floor plans for Grange Paddocks leisure centre

The below image is extracted from Saunders Boston Architects plans of the ground floor.

To view the full plan please download:

Grange Paddocks - First Floor Plan

The Council has awarded the  construction contract for Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre to Willmott Dixon Construction. Wilmott Dixon has procured a project team to support them in the project delivery which includes Saunders Boston Architects. 

Wilmott Dixon has a wide experience of delivering leisure based projects. More information can be found on the Wilmott Dixon website.