Renovation work at Long Stratton Leisure Centre, Norfolk has completed and is now open for use by the general public. Saunders Boston Architects, working alongside Alliance Leisure and main contractor Etec Group, designed the £1.5 million development with the aim of increasing health and wellbeing in the local community through improved and additional leisure facilities.
The renovation includes an 80-station gym, a sprint track and fitness rig, two fitness studios, a four-court sports hall, a floodlit 3G artificial grass pitch, as well as new changing rooms and shower provisions. The leisure centre also received a first-floor extension featuring a new café and soft play area for children.
The leisure centre, owned by The South Norfolk Council, has been designed to not only improve existing facilities, but also meet the needs of new residents who will inhabit over 1,800 homes planned to be built in the village.
Steve Goddard, Head of Health and Leisure Services at South Norfolk Council, said: “What was a tired, out-of-date, and unattractive facility is now a vibrant, welcoming, exciting and viable community hub delivering the required results initially envisaged.
“Saunders Boston Architects’ design and delivery has without doubt exceeded our expectations and working with them was a rewarding experience for the leisure team and the wider council body.”