Riverside Leisure Centre is a cutting-edge, energy efficient complex. It was built to provide the city’s residents with access to crucial, fit-for-purpose facilities to encourage the community to lead healthy, active lives. It has also created an impressive gateway to the city centre. The new state-of-the-art leisure centre sits on the site of Chelmsford’s former leisure complex, which was built in the early 1960s. This facility was outdated in terms of its design, facilities and energy efficiency. Chelmsford City Council identified the complex as being unable to meet the future demand of the city.