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Live Project: Kingsland Leisure Centre

DB3 has been appointed for the roles of architects, mechanical & electrical engineers and master planners for the £24 million Kingsland Leisure Centre Scheme in Houghton Regis.

Key features include:
25m swimming pool
Studio pool
Exercise studios
Spin studio
Fitness suite
Squash courts
Flexible community space
Children’s outdoor play zone
Outdoor fitness trail and public area

Client: Central Bedfordshire Council
Location: Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
Value: £24 million
Start date: spring 2020
Kingsland Groundbreaking Ceremony
March 2023
Breaking New Ground: A Milestone for Progress

The Kingsland Leisure Centre has achieved a significant milestone with the recent groundbreaking ceremony. The next step in the process is the laying of the swimming pool's foundation, which is expected to be completed within the next four weeks.

January 2023
Morgan Sindall appointed

Central Bedfordshire Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction to build the new community and leisure centre on the Kingsland Campus.

Kingsland DB3 Drawing 2
4 November 2022
Two-stage Tender

The project is currently in a two-stage tender process and once the contract is agreed we are ready to start on-site in early 2023.

kingsland in the news
7 July 2022
In the News

With planning permission now granted, Houghton Regis Academy will be replaced by Houstone School and the new leisure centre will be built on this cleared site. More information can be found this  Luton Today article.

Kingsland DB3 Drawing 3
16 February 2022
Community Feedback

We were delighted with the positive feedback received from the local community about our scheme. The comprehensive collation of all the opinions gathered from the community engagement events and the two live webinars has commenced.

Kingsland Infographic
01 December 2021
Community Engagement

Over the next two months, we are carrying out a large pre-application community engagement process. As part of this, we have prepared an infographic comparing the facilities of existing and new site that also outlines the community benefits.

Kingsland DB3 Drawing
Statement from Cllr Tracey Stock, Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing and Communities:

“One of our key priorities is providing communities with modern, top specification leisure and community facilities as we know how important they are to our health and wellbeing. This planned centre at Kingsland in Houghton Regis will offer significantly upgraded facilities for residents and complement the wider plans helping to transform the area.

November 2021
£20m Funding Secured

Fantastic news that Central Bedfordshire Council have secured the £20 million levelling up fund bid to help with the regeneration of the Kingsland Campus. We are proud that our team’s ability to work so quickly to a very tight time scale has helped to secure this funding.

June 2021

Our team has assisted the Client in their application for levelling up funding for the project. This has included the preparation of master planning drawings for the wider site.

The new site brings together residents from the current Houghton Regis housing stock with those who will eventually occupy the large planned expansion of the town. As such the new leisure centre is hugely beneficial to all and will connect the two areas via new running and cycling paths.

Winter 2020
Master Planning

The master planning approach is interesting as Kingsland is a large site, which has lots of different existing activities on it including a college, two schools and an existing ageing leisure centre. Part of our proposal is to build a new secondary school on a new site and use the existing school area for the new leisure centre due to its central location.

DB3 Background
Spring 2020
DB3 Appointed

We are delighted to be appointed by Central Bedfordshire Council to prepare a feasibility study for the Kingsland Campus. Although it is not expected that the scheme will progress beyond that stage for some time, as funding needs to be raised, this is an important stage in making a vision become a reality.

Visuals for Kingsland Pool

Visuals for Kingsland Pool

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