Egham Orbit

Egham Orbit

Egham Orbit Leisure Centre launches the first-phase of The Runnymede Regeneration Programme (RRP), a programme that will see several sites re-developed across the Borough.

The new centre offers a brand new gym with cardio equipment, spacious free weights area, functional training zone and stretching area. Four spacious and well-equipped studios are also provided, including a spinning studio. The sports hall is suitable for a range of sports such as volleyball, badminton, 5-a-side football, basketball and netball. Separate changing rooms were provided for the outdoor pitches.

Swimmers find a 25 meter pool at their disposal as well as a learner pool, both with moveable floors and a viewing area. For the smallest, a splash zone was created. Other facilities include a soft play area and cafeteria. A spacious spa area completes the offer, with facilities including sauna, steam room, 8 treatment rooms, hydro pool, a relaxation suite and heated stone loungers.

Client
PPP: Runnymede Borough Council / Places for People
Architect
Watson Batty Architects

Ground water and flood regulations

As the centre is situated near the river Thames and in a flood zone, the ground level of the centre could not exceed the old centre’s footprint. Therefore, the building was designed to be largely above ground. Flood water could then flow underneath the building without affecting adjacent property. In the original design, elements such as the pool basins, filtration pump pit and lift shaft were still built up from ground level.

Because of the ground water conditions and potential maximum flood level, Pellikaan decided to raise the entire building another 450mm, protecting the building more. The void underneath the building is approx. 1250 mm high. Access (for inspection of pool pipework and drainage) is provided via demountable louvres, any flood water will be able to flow through the louvered openings.

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David Lloyd Emersons Green, Bristol

David Lloyd Emersons Green, Bristol

The Emersons Green club is the 100th UK club for David Lloyd Leisure. When he started his first leisure club in the early 1980s, David Lloyd had been part of the Pellikaan Tennis Team, where he got to train and play at the first Dutch indoor tennis centre: the Pellikaan Tennis Centre in Goirle. Pellikaan worked on the design of that first David Lloyd Club in Heston, and stayed connected to the chain ever since.

This David Lloyd club will offer a large gym floor, a sports hall and four group exercise studios for indoor cycling, high impact, Mind & Body and a new boutique-style Blaze studio. Tennis players can use the external show court or one of three courts in the tennis bubble. In addition, there will be a 20m indoor pool as well as a 25 meter outdoor heated pool and kids pools. The spa area combines indoor and outdoor facilities including saunas and steam rooms, hydropool, relax area etc.

For playing, socialising and unwinding members can use the DL kids club and the cafebar, choose for the family zone or adults only lounge, or go to the business hub.

Client
David Lloyd Leisure
Architect
HCD Architects

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Leisure Centre Woodley

Leisure Centre Woodley

Pellikaan won the design & build tender to replace the tired former leisure centre in Woodley.

The new leisure centre will include a six-lane 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool with a movable floor, a gym plus a ‘live well’ gym, a four-court sports hall, and an additional studio and a café. It will benefit the whole community with its up-to-date, accessible and flexible facilities, as well as preventative health services.

“This new centre won’t just be a hub for sports – a place to improve or maintain your health. It will be a community focus for people in Woodley of all ages and sporting abilities to enjoy, and socialise, as well as somewhere to go for help to avoid health issues becoming a problem in the first place,” said Cllr Norman Jorgensen, executive member for environment, leisure and libraries.

Client
Wokingham Borough Council
Architect
Concept: Atkins; Delivery: Roberts Limbrick

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Andover Leisure Centre

Andover Leisure Centre

Places Leisure has won the new 30-year leisure DBOM contract for Test Valley Borough Council. To improve the leisure facilities in the city, Pellikaan and Roberts Limbrick Architects were responsible for the design and build construction of the leisure centre.

The new centre includes a gym, virtual bike studio, a 25-meter pool and learning pool with moveable floor, splash pad, dance studios, eight-court sports hall, squash courts, adventure play, Clip and Climb™ and café.

Test Valley Borough Council were keen to retain sports facilities during construction of the new centre, therefore, the project was carried out in phases: after partial demolition, construction of the new centre took place, followed by demolition of the remainder of the building and completion of the landscaping works.

As an operator of leisure clubs in The Netherlands, we have a unique insight in the operational aspects of refurbishments and extensions. Our approach and commitment are focussed on minimising disruption to operational matters. Operating results and long term memberships benefit from this approach, as users can continue their training programmes at their own club.

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

Considerate Contractor Award

The Andover Leisure Centre project was awarded the Considerate Constructors Scheme Bronze Award, based on Appearance, Community, Environment, Safety and Workforce.

The award was great recognition of the hard work of our dedicated team in achieving excellent and exceptional scores in all these areas.

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Morden Leisure Centre, Merton

Morden Leisure Centre, Merton

For the London Borough of Merton, Pellikaan delivered a new leisure centre at Morden Park.

Morden’s new leisure centre features a 25 meter pool, as well as a learner pool with moveable floor so it is also suitable for diving from the 1 meter springboards – and from the diving tower with 3- and 5-meter platforms. Other facilities include a spacious gym, large studio and café area.

The centre is highly accessible with Changing Places facilities in addition to the substantial amount of dedicated toilets and showers and the pool pod.

Measures taken to comply with London’s sustainability requirements include provision of solar panels, CHP, car charging facilities and a wadi for storage of excess rainwater.

Client
Merton Council
Architect
GT3 Architects

More information

The two-stage tender process for this JCT contract required cost information for preliminaries, overhead and profit, and project cost. In the design stage we already questioned whether the budget available would be in line with the proposed design and specifications.

During the PCSA stage, the budget for Morden Leisure Centre was reduced significantly. The centre was delivered 17 days early.

Taking on board the budget difficulties we worked very closely with the novated GT3 Architects during the PCSA stage to bring the project within budget whilst safeguarding the original design intent and improving long-term operational benefits. We developed a more buildable solution for the project, including some alternative materials. We even added additional floor space in the gym by closing the void over the entrance area.

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Richard van Emmerik
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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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The Hive Leisure Centre, Ely

The Hive Leisure Centre, Ely

The famous cathedral of Ely served as inspiration for the choice of materials for the new Leisure in East Cambridgeshire. For example on the sports hall walls.

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.

Client
East Cambridgeshire District Council
Architect
AFLS&P - Roberts Limbrick Architects

Project details

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. The centre is phase 2 of a larger leisure development in Ely, which also boasts a cinema and restaurants.

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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 built on the location of the former community centre. Therefore, the new centre also has a community room.

Other facilities in this design and build project include a 6 lane 25 meter pool, a learner pool with moveable floor and spectator seating, a gym and dance and spinning studios.the studio can be divided so two classes can take place at the same time, each with their own lighting, air handling, sound system etc.

A compact design was made for the limited space available and the centre has been designed with a green roof to complement the surrounding recreational ground.

Client
Epping Forest Council / Places Leisure
Architect
Pozzoni Architects

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David Lloyd Colchester

David Lloyd Colchester

The new David Lloyd Club in Colchester provides ample opportunities for families to exercise, play, unwind and relax. They find a state-of-the-art gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, dedicated studios for high impact fitness, group spinning and for mind and body classes and three indoor and four outdoor tennis courts as well as a show court. The outdoor courts can be covered with a dome in winter.

Visitors can unwind in the spa area, where they will find sauna, steam room, heated relaxation beds and a spa garden with a separate hydropool. DLKids provide excellent Kids facilities including DLKids play rooms, a playframe and the kids pool. Facilities to relax include the DLicious Cafebar area, adults-only lounge and the outdoor terrace. Excellent parking facilities will also be created (241 spaces).

At this David Lloyd club, an outdoor Multi-Use Games Area was also be created, which will be available for use by the wider public. It allows community groups to participate in a range of different sports, games and activities.

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Client
David Lloyd Leisure
Architect
HCD Architects
Location
Colchester

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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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Towers Health & Racquets Club, Bedford

Towers Health & Racquets Club, Bedford

The squash club closed, gym facilities moved toward the budget end of the market, a tennis club closed and there were no permanent indoor tennis courts around. Enough reason for Matthew Towers in Bedford to make a commitment to himself, that if he was ever in a position to improve the racquets and gym facilities in his town, he would make it happen.

Now, many years later, it happened: Bedford got a high-end health & racquets club with no less than 3 indoor and 4 outdoor tennis courts, 4 squash courts, a gym, high energy studio, mind & body studio and a state-of-the-art spin studio. The wet side of the centre will have a 20 meter pool, sauna, steam room, feature shower and hydropool. Further relaxation can be found upstairs in the wellness treatment rooms, or in the bar/café area, where you can find a quiet area as well as a dedicated kids club.

Knowhow, ideas, inspiration and facts were gathered making good use of the operating experience of Pellikaan in Holland. For this design & build project, we work with Hooper Architects and during the design development, the team visited several Club Pellikaan centres, adding valuable insights about the operational consequences of the design.

Matthew Towers: “We will be trying to create a club that caters for families, whilst at the same time offering adult individuals the health club experience that they desire.  We are aiming to stimulate a renaissance in squash in the area, drive increased tennis participation, and make Bedford a healthier and happier place to live. If we could produce one or two players who go on to national recognition, that would be a bonus. Not too ambitious then!!”

Client
Club Towers
Architect
Hooper Architects
Location
Bedford

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Tadworth Leisure Community and Youth Centre

Tadworth Leisure Community and Youth Centre

On the Banstead Athletic Football Club’s training pitch, Pellikaan designed & built a new leisure and community centre and youth centre. Facilities in the new centre include a training and a learner pool with viewing area, gym, studio, community room, crèche, café, sports hall and 4 five-a-side pitches. Also a park play area, skate park and access road were part of the project.

Tadworth Leisure and Community Centre was procured through a two-stage design and build route, and delivered an extensive range of sports facilities, including 25m training pool, learner pool, sports hall, gym, studio, five-a-side pitches, park play area, skate park and access road. The development also includes a creche and café. Further funding was secured from Sport England’s Iconic Facilities Fund, providing the budget to include new regional standard basketball and trampolining facilities. As part of the Tadworth development, a new location was also found for the Phoenix Youth Centre. The youth centre offers a training kitchen, computer area, one-to-on and group work rooms, youth worker office, activity hall, music facilities, a chill-out area, and an outdoor youth area.

This was the second leisure centre Pellikaan has designed and built for client, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, three years after the successful delivery of the award-winning Horley Leisure Centre.

Client
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Architect
AFLS+P Architects
Location
Tadworth
Hand-over
2015

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