Moorways Sports Village

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Derby City Council is building a new 50m swimming pool, water park at Moorways to create Moorways Sports Village.

Our ambitious plans for a state of the art leisure facility are being turned into reality. The centre is set to open in Spring 2022.

The plans include a ten-lane, 50-metre swimming pool, water park for families and a learner pool. Alongside these water spaces, a range of additional features is included.

The existing Moorways Stadium will also be part of Moorways Sports Village.


The 50m pool

The 50 x 25 metre pool contains two booms and two moving floors, meaning that it can be easily divided into three separate 25 metre spaces as required.

This is ideal for managing the competing demands for pool space from clubs, teaching groups and casual swimmers. With seating for over 400 spectators and a timing room, the pool will also be capable of hosting regional competitions.

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Designed with families in mind, the enhanced leisure water plans include a number of thrills and spills that will serve the city for decades to come.

The plans includes a beach-style leisure pool, play structure elevation, wave-generating ‘wow’ ball, two flumes, multi slide and wave rider.

Learner pool

To provide opportunities for people to learn to swim, the proposals include a learner pool. It will be multipurpose swim space and offer a wide range of activities, for learning, training and fun. The learner pool has dimensions of 17 x 8m with a depth range of 0.7-1m and can become its own private pool space.

Changing rooms

As with many modern leisure centres, changing facilities will be provided in the form of an open-plan, unisex area with single, double and family cubicles, as well as accessible changing for disabled visitors.

External design

The design has been developed to create a strong visual statement evocative of Derby’s industrial focus and strong links with engineering suggesting innovation and progress in the areas of aerospace and automobile engineering.

Gym facilities

The plans include a large fitness area offering a wide range of the latest exercise and fitness equipment including cardiovascular, resistance and plate loaded machines along with functional and stretch areas.

Fitness studios

There would also be three studios designed to cater for a variety of fitness classes/activities including spinning, aerobics, circuits, yoga and much more. These studios also provide a flexible space for other activities.

Sauna & steam

In addition to the gym and studios the plans include a sauna and steam room to provide a comprehensive offer to customers.

Café & soft play

To further enhance the customer experience and comprehensive offer there are also plans to include a café and children’s soft play facility.

The proposals include an open access café served by a kitchen and servery, promoting a variety of food and drinks. The café area also benefits from views into both the 50m pool and leisure pool via glazed screens either side of the café. Next to café will be a children’s soft play facility.

Multi use area & multi use rooms

Part of the flexible complex design is a 300m2 multi-use, flexible and adaptable area located close to the main entrance.

This will be developed to provide a complimentary experience at the swimming pool complex. 

The facility would also include a number of more traditional, smaller multifunctional rooms divided by moveable walls that can create a much larger space.

Multi use rooms could be used for meetings, parties and other hospitality type events.


Parking and transport is an important part of the swimming pool complex.

The plans include approximately 300 spaces, including accessible parking to be provided around the new swimming pool building in a green setting. The car park will have a drop off zone close to the entrance for coaches and taxis.


(Q) When will it open?

(A) Spring 2022

Moorways Athletic Track 

Running track, grass and ATP pitches, changing rooms and event

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