Leisure facilities in Basingstoke are set to benefit from almost £2million of investment if an improved contract is signed.
A brand new 40-station gym would be built at Tadley Pool and there would be refurbishment programmes at the Aquadrome and an adventure course at the Golf Centre.
A report is to be put before the borough cabinet next week that recommends the offer from existing facilities operators Serco, Community Leisure Trust and Totally Tennis is extended up until 2022.
“I am pleased to see the report shows a systematic and robust approach has been taken regarding the management of the council’s leisure facilities from 2018 onwards,” said Cllr Simon Bound, cabinet member for communities and community safety.
“The members’ advisory group was very supportive of the outcomes achieved through the negotiations, which achieve a better deal for the council while improving facilities that meet customer needs and expectations.”
Serco and the leisure trust manage the Aquadrome, Tadley Pool and Golf Centre.
Should the cabinet approve the proposal, not only would it improve leisure facilities in the Basingstoke area, it is hoped it would save the council money.
Independent analysis has shown the Serco and trust offer could generate an average saving in management fees of £350k per year, totalling £1.75 million over the five-year period.
Under the proposals, Serco would fund £1.47 million of improvements, with the trust chipping in £170,300 and the council giving £430,000 for the new gym.
There is a request for the council to approve £1.529m to fund essential maintenance work that will keep the Aquadrome and Tadley Pool going until 2028.