Hartham Leisure Centre Development Begins Main Construction Phase
Published 1st April 2022
Pictured: Eric Buckmaster at the construction site with JCB behind him during the demolition
The re-development and modernisation of Hartham Leisure Centre enters its main phase of construction this week as the front of the old building is demolished, enabling construction of the extension to begin; making way for the additional studio space, state of the art gym, new soft play facility and terrace style café that will open out onto Hartham Common.

The contractors will retain the old brickwork and re-use it as part of the landscape management of the development.  Other materials, including timber and steel will be sorted for re-use and recycling where possible.   

Visiting the site before the front of the old building was completely demolished was Eric Buckmaster, executive member for wellbeing at East Herts District Council, who said:

“The expansion and renovation of Hartham Leisure Centre will deliver new and improved facilities for residents and I am delighted we have reached this stage that will deliver some of the new and exciting aspects of the development including extra studio space, a state of the art gym, new soft play centre and a café.  

“Like most major projects, this one hasn’t been without its issues and delays, but the hard work and perseverance of all of those involved has kept those impacts to the minimum and we are now on track to fully complete the project by Summer 2023.”

Further information on the re-development of Hartham Leisure Centre can be found on our website.   

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Notes to editors:

  • Refurbishment of the swimming pool at Hartham Leisure Centre is progressing well and due to open at the end of April.  Further information relating to the swimming provision will be updated on the Every Active website in due course.