Our plans for the redesign of Urmston Leisure Centre have been submitted for planning.
The project began as a simple refurbishment of the dated community facility for our longstanding clients Trafford Borough Council.
But the potential of the building soon became clear and it was agreed to be more ambitious, do a proper job and invest in a much more welcoming space that would offer a wider range of activities to the public. This was reinforced through extensive consultation with the building users.
Our concept was to replace the awkward front section of the building with a double height welcoming lounge/café area and touch screens where you can book yourself into classes and find space to meet friends. Large coloured pods to either side provide for new studios, changing, children’s party rooms and a climbing wall. A new large gym will be created at first floor between the pods, running from the front of the building through to the pool hall space with views down to the refurbished pool.
The £6.4m project at Urmston forms part of our expanding portfolio of retrofit and new build work in the leisure sector.