About the King Alfred Leisure Centre project

The King Alfred Leisure Centre plays an essential role in providing sport and leisure opportunities in Brighton & Hove. It's our largest sport and leisure facility in the west of the city. 

The current King Alfred Leisure Centre is well used, with strong demand for both pools, but parts of the building date from the 1930s and it does not meet modern standards.  

Refurbishing the King Alfred would be extremely costly, and it would never be possible to match the energy efficiency or space efficiency standards of a new building.

We're looking to bring forward plans for a new flagship sports and leisure centre which:

  • serves the needs of residents
  • offers modern and sustainable facilities

Watch the video below to find out more about the project.

Over the last year, Brighton & Hove City Council has conducted a comprehensive programme to identify possible alternative sites for the new facility. Several options were assessed on their suitability based on factors such as location, size and accessibility. 

Two sites were identified as offering potential for the new facility. These are:

  1. The current King Alfred Leisure Centre site.
  2. Land to the south of Sainsbury’s car park at the junction of Old Shoreham Road and the A293.

Over the last year we been working with independent experts, Continuum Sport and Leisure, and their architects, Faulkner Brown, to review the options for delivering the new facility. This work, together with the outcomes of the recent engagement will inform the council’s decision on the final choice of site.

A report bringing together the findings from all of this work will be considered by the Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Economic Development committee in the summer.

How to contact us 

If you have any questions about the King Alfred development, send an email to KA_Redevelopment@brighton-hove.gov.uk.