The company which ran the Oasis leisure centre until its closure in 2020 could take it over again when it reopens, and pay more than £1 million in rent, a leaked document has shown.

Currently, Swindon Borough Council has entered into a deal with the building's leaseholders SevenCapital which will see the property management company, SevenCapital, rebuild the leisure facility which has been closed for several years. 

But a leaked council document, seen by the Adver, entitled 'Main Terms' shows that Better, which was running the Oasis at the time a decision was made not to reopen it after the second lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in late 2020, are among two providers identified as potential future operators for the site.

Everyone Active - which runs leisure centres in Lambourn, Hungerford and Newbury - is the other listed in the document.

These two businesses are, according to the council, the only two potential tenants that have officially made offers. 

Everyone Active has proposed to lease the Oasis for 25 years with a break clause at year ten. It suggests that there will be a swimming pool and changing rooms, a fitness studio and cafe and a gym. 

Better has proposed a swimming pool, gym cafe and ten-pin bowling and also a 25-year lease with no break clause. 

And out of the two proposals, Better has said it will pay £1,140,000  in rent over a five-year period, compared to Everyone Active's £550,000.

The Everyone Active plan predicts that the value of the Oasis reflecting its lease offer will be £1.7m, compared to Better's £2.5m valuation. 

The document further details that of the two offers, the council "prefers" the one from Better because it is of a "better covenant strength, has superior viability, stronger lease terms, a stronger business plan and a better investment value". 

Despite campaigning from Save Oasis Swindon, neither offer appears to reference the retention of the Sports Hall. 

It is hoped that the Oasis will be back up and running in 2026 which will also mark the 50th anniversary year of the centre.

A spokesperson for Save Oasis Swindon has issued a public comment stating they believe it will soon be announced which operator will be chosen. 

A spokesperson said: "An internal SBC source has told us that Seven Capital will be announcing the new Operator for the Swindon Oasis shortly, and they are confident that the planning process will be complete for building work to start by the end of this year, to reopen in early/mid 2026."

SevenCapital is believed to be submitting a planning application for the site soon.