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The Hive Leisure Centre, Ely, East Cambridge

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
AFLS&P - Roberts Limbrick Architects

The famous cathedral of Ely served as inspiration for the choice of materials for the new East Cambs DC Leisure Centre. For example on the sports hall walls. The centre is phase 2 of a larger leisure development in Ely, which also boasts a cinema and restaurants.

Value engineering and design development were essential for this project, and we worked closely together with Roberts Limbrick Architects to achieve the best possible value for money whilst staying true to the design philosophy of the AFLS&P design, which was the basis for the project at tender stage. One example of this that we moved the basement and roof plant rooms to the ground floor and first floor levels without increasing the building's footprint.

The sports facilities on offer include a 4-court sports hall, an 8 lane 25 meter pool, a learner pool with moveable floor as well as a gym, two dance studios and a multipurpose room. Outside, the 11-a-side 3G artificial pitch completes the offer.