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Dover District Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre opening


The new Dover District Leisure Centre is now open.  See our latest press release!  

The first county-standard competition swimming pool in Kent

Work is now well underway to deliver the district's new £26m leisure centre at Whitfield.  This exciting new facility includes the first county-standard, eight-lane competition swimming pool in Kent.  BAM Construction are the main contractors for the build and you can follow progress, including news, information and photo updates on their dedicated project page on Facebook

Swimming pool 2


Facilities in the new leisure centre

Fit for the future, the new Dover Leisure Centre has a wide range of state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities. 

Proposed changes
 Activity AreasFacilities
Main pool 8 lane x 25m county-standard competition pool
Spectator seating 250 person capacity
Learner pool 15m x 8.5m with moveable floor
Sports hall 4 courts
Health and fitness 120 stations
Multi activity studio 2 x studios
Multi purpose room (ground floor) 1 x room for meetings / parties / soft play / crèche etc.
Spin studio 1 x studio
Squash court 2 x courts
Interactive climbing Clip 'n' Climb
Sauna and steam room Included
Five a side football  2 x outdoor 3G pitches
Café Included
Parking spaces 250 spaces minimum

Design of the new Leisure Centre

The new leisure centre has been designed to meet the latest Sport England facilities requirements, including access for people with a wide range of disabilities.  The swimming pool will be fully accessible with pool pods for wheelchair users.  Sport England contributed £1.5m to the project.  The architects of the new leisure centre are sport and leisure specialists,  GT3 Architects.  


Places Leisure

Places for People Leisure Management Ltd. (“Places Leisure”) have been awarded a 12 year contract to manage the new Dover Leisure Centre.

Places for People manage a portfolio of 116 leisure facilities for local authorities across the country.



For operational enquiries including membership, facility hire and general queries about the new leisure centre, please email


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