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 Keynesham Leisure Centre, as part of a DBOM scheme, working with Max Associates for 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 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 8 court hall to 4 Courts
  • 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