Northampton School for Boys, Leisure Centre

New build swimming pool and health & fitness suite

Project Overview

Design and construction of a new build swimming pool along with a health and fitness suite

The swimming pool is a 2-metre deep competition pool with a 9-metre long moveable floor.  The scheme also included a dance studio, fitness suite, entrance foyer and a variety of changing areas.

The Challenge

The project was developed with low running costs in mind.  Extensive design meetings took place to ensure the new facility adhered to the need of the client. The new pool and water treatment plant is tier 1 in terms of quality, therein reducing the cost of maintaining the facility.  The building also benefits from high insulation values and renewable energy generation.

Our process

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Technical Review

A competition swimming pool is a highly technical piece of work. It was vitally important that we constructed a team of experienced experts that helped to guide on key issues such as tank construction, water treatment, general MEP, pool hall finishes and specialist sporting equipment.
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Defining the Requirements

Once we had clarity on the technical aspects it was our job to define these sufficiently during tender to avoid any and all ambiguity.
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Seeing it though to Completion

The technical standards were set and the contract was let. The challenge then was around the monitoring of quality and compliance, ensuring the finished product met the requirements and our client’s expectations.
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The Outcome

A new state of the art 6 lane, 25-metre competition swimming pool was designed and completed as a 2-metre deep pool throughout with a 9-metre long movable floor providing complete flexibility in use, from competitive water polo matches to beginners swimming lessons. The competition pool itself offers a state of the art water treatment solution, comprehensive wet changing facilities, competition standard poolside equipment, timing systems, display boards and spectator seating.  Delivered on time and on budget and to the low running cost standard required by the client.