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Former Sports And Leisure Centre, Coventry, CV1 5RY

For sale: POA|To rent: ROA|185,067 Sq Ft|Leisure Property, Licensed & Leisure

Property details

SIZE185,067 Sq Ft
ADDRESSFormer Sports And Leisure Centre, Coventry, CV1 5RY
TYPELeisure Property, Licensed & Leisure
TENURETo Let, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON29th October 2022


An excellent opportunity to lease or buy one or two of Coventry's iconic leisure venues. The first is the Main Pool Hall of the former Coventry Central Baths. It is proposed that the pool voids are filled to provide a large, open and flexible floor area overlooked by the refurbished northern seating terraces to create a modern auditorium, suited to a range of uses.

The dry sports centre, which has become somewhat of an architectural icon, affectionately known as 'The Elephant' opened in 1975, as an addition to the swimming baths. Set over three floors, it currently houses a bowls hall, large multi-use sports hall with sprung floor, smaller sports hall and three squash courts. A separate new feature access is planned for 'The Elephant' which is currently reached through the main swimming baths' entrance.

Location Highlights

The leisure centre is in a highly visible location on the Coventry Ring Road. The A4053 gives excellent access to the city and to the wider motorway network. For public transport options, Pool Meadow Bus and Coach station lies less than 5 minutes' walk from the property, offering both local and national travel, and Coventry Railway Station is approximately 1.7 miles away.


Two large linked buildings
Main Pool Hall total floor space approx. 121,268 sqft (11,266 sqm)
The 'Elephant Building' total floor space est. 63,799 sqft (5,927 sqm)
Measurements are on a GIA basis and are approximate only
For full specification details, please speak to one of our agents.

Services and Planning

It is understood that the buildings are both connected to all mains services.


As the property is currently non-operational, all viewings are to be undertaken strictly by appointment through sole agents Avison Young. Key Features - Two iconic leisure buildings - Suitable for a range of uses - Opportunity to configure to business needs - Very prominent position in city centre - 1,151,000 people in 30-minute drive time - Large student population nearby - EPC rating B - Excellent road and rail links - Pool Hall use class F2 (Local Community Uses) - 'Elephant' use class E (Commercial Business and Service) ( Agency Pilot Software ref: 109811 )


Location: Former Sports And Leisure Centre, Coventry, CV1 5RY

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