This project was for the design and construction of a major new leisure centre adjoining an existing ice rink and sports hall, forming a continuation the Chelmsford’s riverside development and enhancing the recreational link along the city’s waterside.


The new facility contains a ten lane 25m main pool, learner pool and leisure pool complete with flume. It has a 120 station fitness suite, large multi-purpose studios, soft play centre, crèche and café. There is a large two-storey community foyer and improved ice rink facilities including a café, skate hire and toilets creating a community focused facility.


Our role as Sustainability lead designer as part of a complete multi-professional, one team service on this project required us to deliver proposals to achieve a high quality, 21st century swimming pool and leisure centre, with strong emphasis placed on functionality, efficiency and sustainability. To meet the project requirements of BIM Level 2, Soft Landings and BREEAM Very Good sustainability standards, we had to deliver an innovative project to meet the client’s vision.

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