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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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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. Substantial investments are planned to improve the recreational facilities in the city. This investment will help to provide a brand new Andover Leisure Center.

Pellikaan and Roberts Limbrick Architects are responsible for the design and building construction of these new facilities. The new Andover Leisure Center will include a gym with 165 stations, including a virtual bike studio, a 25-meter long six-lane swimming pool with 15-meter learning pool, dance studios, an eighth sports hall, squash courts, an adventure park and a café.
The center also offers a splashpad 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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Club Pellikaan

Club Pellikaan

In The Netherlands, Pellikaan operates a number of health clubs. The experience gained from developing, financing and operating our own racquet centres and health clubs since  is an important asset for our Design & Build work. Feedback from staff as well as members adds valuable knowledge to those responsible for the design and planning of new sports facilities.

Always on the forefront

Since the opening of the first Pellikaan Tennis Centre in 1975, a lot has changed. The operating concept was further developed through time and in 1994 the first membership club in The Netherlands opened: a Pellikaan Health & Racquet Club.

The chain is now called Club Pellikaan and has a frontrunner role in the industry. Also at that first centre dating back to 1975.

With seven Clubs Pellikaan in The Netherlands and over 40 years of operating experience under the belt, it is second nature for us to translate every day experience into appropriate and cost effective architectural and technical solutions.

Club Pellikaan

The clubs of Club Pellikaan offer fitness area, aerobics, spinning, squashes, indoor and outdoor tennis. The wet areas have swimming pools, sauna, steam, sunbeds, relax pools etc. The clubs also offer a variety of activities for the Children’s Clubs, with play areas as well as dedicated sports facilities.

Construction

We have built new clubs in Amersfoort, Apeldoorn and Maastricht, but we also extended and refurbished existing tennis centres in Tilburg, Almere and Goirle. Finally, we stripped and fitted out a former casino in Breda.

Client
Club Pellikaan
Location
Holland

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