Leisure Centre Development
Client: North Norfolk District Council
Location: Sheringham, Norfolk
Status: Planning

North Norfolk Leisure Developments

Saunders Boston Architects has been working with FMG and North Norfolk District Council to develop schemes for a new Leisure Centre at Sheringham and a new Community Hub ‘Tennis Enclosure’ in Cromer.

The developments are being carried simultaneously with the procurement of a new leisure operator’s contract. The designs have been developed around a community aspiration combined with a strong ambition to make the council’s portfolio more economically viable whilst delivering visitors a first class experience.

The flagship development at Sheringham will form part of a larger ‘enabling development’ exploring various land-use alternatives. The contemporary new design looks to respond to the character of the existing splash with a barrel vaulted roof and innovative rain water collection system. The design also looks to provide a dynamic force to the centre acting as a ‘shop window’ for the swimming pools, fitness suite and café. The new centre will include a 6 lane 25m Community Pool, Learner Pool with moving floor, Splash Pad, Café, Fitness Suite, Studios and Ancillary Spaces.

The second project at Cromer has been developed with strong consideration for the adjacent school with safeguarding issues at the forefront of the proposal, which will look to provide a shared public / school facility. The new design looks to respond to these safe guarding issues whilst providing views over the existing exemplar outdoor grass courts and across the new tennis enclosure. This new facilities will include 3 indoor tennis courts, a club room, changing rooms and a fitness suite.

Both projects will be submitted for planning in summer of 2018

Project Scope:

Sheringham Scheme

  • 25m 6 Lane Main Pool
  • Learner Pool with moving floor
  • Splash pad / Confidence water
  • Village / Group Changing
  • Fitness Suite (50 Stn)
  • Studio / Spinning
  • Cafe

Cromer Scheme

  • 3 Indoor Tennis Courts
  • Club Room
  • Change Rooms
  • Fitness Suite
  • Viewing Space