The Abbey Leisure Centre was built to replace the existing 1980s Abbey Sports Centre. Completing one of the final pieces in the Barking Town Centre Development Programme, the centre comprises a 6-lane 25m community pool and a 17 x 8m teaching pool.
Other facilities include:
Completing the ground floor facilities is a village/group changing area serving the pool areas and dry change facilities serving the spa and first floor fitness areas.
On the first floor there is a 135 station fitness suite, martial arts studio and two aerobics studios. There is also a viewing gallery overlooking the pool area.
The project was successfully completed in March 2015 at a cost of £13m.