Alton Sports Centre is an East Hampshire District Council owned sports facility located on the south-eastern side of Chawton Park Road, around 1.5km to the west of the town centre.
Metnor have been appointed for the construction of replacement sports centre up to 8,500 sqm gross external floor area together with parking structure and other car parking (up to 250 spaces); construction of outdoor floodlit, fenced synthetic turf pitches; vehicular, pedestrian and cycle routes; landscaping, including tree planting and sustainable urban drainage. There will also be a swimming pool.
The site extends to an area of approximately 3.29 hectares and is occupied by a principal sports centre building constructed in 1973, which is of two storey scale and constructed of profiled metal sheet above a blockwork ground floor base. A floodlit artificial sports pitch is located to the north-east of the sports centre. The facility is served via a main car parking area to the south-east, linked to the centre via a bridge, which crosses over an internal access road.
Further parking areas are located around the perimeter of the site. Ground levels rise across the site to the south-east, with the sport centre and pitches being raised above the level of Chawton Park Road.
Works include, but not limited to: earthworks, implementation of appropriate remediation works and felling of trees following demolition of the existing sports centre building; removal of the existing synthetic sports pitches, floodlighting and fencing.