Leisure Centre Development
Client: Bath & North East Somerset Council / GLL
Location: Bath
Status: Complete

Bath Leisure Centre

Saunders Boston developed the designs and specifications for both the refurbishment of Bath Leisure and the new Keynsham Leisure Centre, as part of a DBOM scheme, working with Max Associates for the BaNES Council.

When the DBOM contract was tendered, Saunders Boston joined the GLL/Alliance Leisure Team to further develop the schemes through ISOS and ISDS stages to eventually win the contract.

The project was broken down into 3 main phases to allow the Centre to operate the majority of the services throughout the construction period and to ensure the key income-generating services were retained and refurbished first.

The main intervention in the building was to halve the size of the existing 8 court sports hall and create a 4-court hall on one side with a fitness suite above ten-pin bowling on the other. The existing squash courts were opened up to create a 900m2 trampoline park and soft play area.

The project had the added complexity of having to accommodate the match-day crowds for the Bath Rugby Club, whose ground is directly behind the leisure centre.

The project was completed in July 2018.

Project Scope:

  • Conversion of an 8-court hall to 4-court
  • New 400m2 Fitness suite
  • 2No. New Studios
  • New 900m2 Trampoline Park
  • New Soft Play area 
  • New 8 Lane Ten-pin Bowling
  • Conversion of redundant swimming pool to new Learner Pool
  • Refurbishment of the existing pool hall