Client: Taunton Deane Borough Council / AECOM
Location: Taunton
Status: Complete

For Taunton Dean Borough Council, this £5m facility complimented the existing dry facilities with a new 6 lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool & health suite which also included a spa.

Saunders Boston took this complex project from inception, working with a Leisure Developer, through to completion with a Design and Build contractor beginning with a Site analysis and financial viability with Strategic Leisure. Followed by a feasibility Study for Alliance Leisure Services and a concept design for Taunton Deane Borough Council. Our primary appointments are for Planning and Detail Design for Aecom and Working Drawings / Site activities for D&B Contractor BAM.

The scheme raises the profile of Sport and Leisure in the Borough with this bold design that reflects the activities inside the building. The cool water of the swimming pool is shown in blue tones with fire and the earth of the spa is shown in reds and oranges.

The building is designed with shallow mono-pitch roofs reducing the effect of the massing on the green field context. No gutters were included to ensure that nearby trees do not create a maintenance problem – All the rainfall flows down the roof and walls to ground-level gullies.

Project Scope:

Pool Complex comprising:

  • 25m 6 Lane Main Pool
  • Learner Pool
  • Village / Group Changing

Health Suite comprising:

  • Spa Pool
  • Relaxation Area
  • 4 Heat Experiences
  • 5 Treatment Rooms
Open gallery