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 have 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 adhoc manner with a 1980’s Sports Hall, 1990’s Swimming Pool and a series of internal alteration 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 members fitness suite and cafe complimenting the health suite and refurbished sports hall, swimming pool and studios
- 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
- Soft Play
- Inclusive fitness