Leisure Centre developments
Client: South Norfolk Council / Alliance Leisure / Kier
Location: Norfolk
Status: Ongoing

South Norfolk Leisure Developments

South Norfolk Council have invested over £5m across their leisure portfolio. New and improved facilities include; swimming, fitness, studio spaces, health & spa and soft play.

Saunders Boston Architects has engaged with South Norfolk Council on multiple projects at Diss, Wymondham and Long Stratton Leisure Centres through various procurement routes.

Each concept has been developed around a community aspiration combined with a strong ambition to make the centres more economically viable whilst delivering visitors a first-class experience.

The largest scheme at Wymondham had been developed in an ad-hoc manner with a 1980’s Sports Hall, 1990’s Swimming Pool and a series of internal alterations in between. The key challenge we encountered was how to bring all these elements together along with a new build fitness suite extension which becomes the focus of the improved facility. The main entrance / café becomes a ‘hub’ allowing access to the key facilities from a central location.

The contemporary new additions are designed to provide a dynamic face to the centre acting as a ‘shop window’ for the member's fitness suite and cafe complimenting the health suite and refurbished sports hall, swimming pool and studios

Project Scope:

  • 25m 6 Lane Main Pool / Learner Pool
  • Village / Group Changing
  • Fitness Suite (200 Stn over three sites)
  • Health Suite / Spa
  • Studio / Spinning (150sq m / 20 Stn)
  • 2x 4 Court Sports Hall
  • Café’s
  • Soft Play
  • Inclusive fitness
Open gallery

"Saunders Boston’s design has rejuvenated our existing facilities and brought them together with our new fitness suite, health suite and hub which dramatically improves our customer’s experience”.

Steve Goddard (Head of Leisure) South Norfolk Council