Ground Investigation Work

The Council’s plans to provide new leisure and swimming facilities for residents will move closer this week with important ground investigation work starting today at Rivermead.

Contactors are undertaking ground surveys on our behalf, including sinking a number of bore holes which will be monitored for a few months. We are doing this to establish ground conditions in specific areas to inform future plans. Small areas of the car park will be cordoned off with heras fencing to allow for the work. We aim to keep any disruption to a minimum for leisure facility users. The work is expected to be complete by Wednesday 17 July.  Once work is complete at Rivermead, the ground investigation will move on to Palmer Park.

This is the next stage in the project timetable to build new and improved leisure facilities. The Council is committed to investing £30 million in modern and much-improved facilities for swimmers, keep fit and sports enthusiasts in Reading – including the building of two modern new swimming pools at Rivermead and Palmer Park.