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Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

Places for People Leisure was awarded the contract for design, build operation and maintenance (DBOM) for the leisure centres of Epping Forest Council.

One of the leisure centres involved is the Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre, which Pellikaan will be building on the location of the existing community centre. Therefore, the new centre will also have a community room.

Other facilities in this design and build project include a 6 lane 25 meter pool, a learner pool with moveable floor, a gym and dance and spinning studios.

Client
Epping Forest Council / Places for People Leisure
Architect
Pozzoni Architects

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Hinckley Leisure Centre

Hinckley Leisure Centre

The PPP contract for design, construction and operation of Hinckley’s new leisure centre was won by Places for People, who partnered up with Robert Limbrick Architects and Pellikaan. In one of the council’s press releases, Council Leader, Stuart Bray, said: “Residents will get outstanding facilities (…) and a significant financial return over and above the cost of delivery, which will support other services for the next 20 years. This is a clear ‘win-win’ for local people!”

The 8-lane, 25 metre main pool with viewing areas as well as the learner pool have moveable floors. Further wet facilities include a family splash area and sauna and steam rooms. The dry sports facilities include an 8-court sports hall, large gym and several dance and spinning studios. In addition there is a multipurpose / meeting room, a café and dedicated office space for the operator as well as the council. The area around the new leisure centre is landscaped and a clear, grassed play area suitable for school and community use was formed, as well as car parking facilities.

 


 

Client
PPP Hinckley Council / Places for People Leisure
Architect
Roberts Limbrick Architects
Location
Hinckley

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Sports Centre De Roodloop Hilvarenbeek

Sports Centre De Roodloop Hilvarenbeek

We worked closely together with our M&E partner and architect for the design and build construction of this new sports hall – swimming pool combination. Long term maintenance of the installations is part of the contract.

The compact building takes into account the requirements of the visitors very well. When you enter the building, you can see where you need to go right away. From the café are, you can see the sports hall as well as the swimming pool. Visitors will feel welcomed and be enticed to do sports.

A lot of attention went to the sustainability of the building, which resulted in an all-electric centre: the first swimming pool without a gas connection. This is achieved by a combination of reducing energy requirements through high insulation values and airtightness, and with technical installations including solar panels, heat pumps, LED lighting and heat recovery systems.

Client
Hilvarenbeek Council
Architect
Architectenbureau Bos

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KJC en MFS, Heemskerk

KJC en MFS, Heemskerk

School, rehabilitation and sports

Heliomare Child and Youth Centre:
In this new Child- and Youth Centre,  children and young adults with special needs will find a school for special needs education that also offers facilities for rehabilitation, sports and movement. And to add to all that, the high-tech Regional Expert Centre offers outpatient treatment. Therefore, in addition to the usual school facilities, this centre has dedicated sports and movement areas, a hydrotherapy pool and rehabilitation rooms.

Every functionality of the building has its own domain, with its own entrance, but everybody comes together at the plaza. This large, high area houses the restaurant and has views to every domain.

Heemskerk Multipurpose Sports Centre:
A separate part of the building is the Multipurpose Sports Centre. During the daytime, this is used by primary school pupils from the area as well as Heliomare’s primary and secondary school students. The Heemskerk Council’s new sports hall is built to Dutch Olympic Committee standards and therefore also excellently suited for use by local sports clubs.

Engineer, Build, Maintain: the design by Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer was further developed by our team before construction. After hand-over, Pellikaan remains responsible for maintenance of the building for 12 years.

Client
Heliomare and Heemskerk Council
Architect
Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer
Location
Heemskerk

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Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Kidderminster

Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Kidderminster

The attractive design of the new Wyre Forest Leisure Centre inspires people to take part in a host of sports activities. Apart from a 25m competition pool with seating for spectators, visitors can use the learner pool, which has a moveable floor to accommodate different activities. The wet area also offers a sauna & steamroom.

The 6 court sports hall is suitable for many different sports and because of its dividing wall, it can be used by several groups at the same time. Furthermore a fitness suite, cycling studio and two dance studios are on offer as well as a seven meter high climbing wall and Kid’s Play area. Other areas include reception, café with seating area, offices, changing areas etc. Externally, six synthetic surface MUGA pitches – a 7-a-side pitch and five 5-a-side leisure pitches – have been provided as well as parking space. Have a look at the 3D Flythrough here.

In a team with operator Places for People Leisure, Roberts Limbrick Architects and project managers Press & Starkey, Pellikaan was responsible for the design and build construction of the new facilities. Having worked together on similar projects before, the team was able to work efficiently with the council to complete the PPP contract for the design, build, operation and maintenance of the centre in an exceptionally short period of time. Wyre Forest District Council expects to save over £ 390,000 a year with these new facilities because “the new centre is more sustainable and the contractor will be paying the council a management fee to run the facility”. See also the Council’s full press release.

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Client
PPP Wyre Forest Council / Places for People Leisure
Architect
Roberts Limbrick Architects
Location
Kidderminster

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre

Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre

Design & Build construction of the new Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, which includes a training pool, learner pool, gym, dance and cycle studios. The centre is unique in its design and is sympathetic to the history of the old baths which used to sit on the same site. The site is tightly located in a very vibrant area between a library and a school building.

That meant that it was extra important to get the build programme just right. Each delivery had to be right on time, so the materials could be used in the building right away; and at the same time, all works needed to be on schedule, so the goods that were being delivered did not need to be stored on site waiting to be used. We uses lean planning techniques and extremely short communication lines to ensure the successful delivery of the project.

The project is part of a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain (DBOM) contract awarded to Places for People Leisure by Birmingham City Council.

 

Client
PPP Birmingham City Council / Places for People Leisure
Architect
Roberts Limbrick Architects
Location
Sparkhill

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Andover Leisure Centre

Andover Leisure Centre

Places for People Leisure Management has won the new 30-year leisure contract for Test Valley Borough Council. Significant investment is planned to improve leisure facilities across the borough. This investment will help to provide a brand new Andover Leisure Centre.

Pellikaan and Roberts Limbrick Architects are responsible for the design & build construction of these new facilities. The new Andover Leisure Centre will feature a 165-station fitness suite including a virtual cycling studio, 25m six lane pool with 15m learner pool, dance studios, eight court sports hall, squash courts, adventure play, and café.

The centre will also offer a splash pad and Clip and Climb™ to encourage more young people to adopt healthy habits for life.

Client
PPP: Test Valley Borough Council / Places Leisure
Architect
Roberts Limbrick Architects

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West Bromwich Leisure Centre

West Bromwich Leisure Centre

Places for People Leisure (previously DC Leisure) was chosen to design, build, run and maintain the new West Bromwich Leisure Centre. Designed by Roberts Limbrick Architects, the centre offers a 25m pool, learner pool, sauna and steam room, a four-court sports hall, fitness suite, dance studios, a dedicated children’s adventure area and a café.

As main contractor, Pellikaan was involved from the tender stage, working closely with Places for People Leisure and Roberts Limbrick to develop this high quality and feasible design and build sports complex.

Local involvement was an important factor for this DBOM project, stimulated by the enthusiasm and support of Sandwell Council. The centre benefits students by providing training and employment opportunities, which already started during construction when local students were involved. Collaboration with the council’s organisation “Think Local” enabled Pellikaan to optimise local involvement during the process: a good 70% of works was subcontracted locally.

See also article “Making a difference in West Bromwich” with Council: “sustainable for future”; Operator: “high quality cost effective leisure provision”; Sport England: “best practice example”.

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Client
PPP: Sandwell Council / Places for People Leisure
Architect
Roberts Limbrick Architects
Location
West Bromwich
Hand-over
May 2014

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