Heywood Sports Centre
Project Cost:£10.5 Million
Project Type:Structural Engineering
A new Leisure Centre for the township of Heywood. The facilities include a new 25m swimming pool plus learner pool and spectator gallery, a four court sports hall, 100 station fitness suite, steam rooms, exercise and dance studios, community and training rooms, Shokk youth gym and a 2 storey atrium with refreshment facilities, two external turf pitches and seven grass pitches.
The overall form of the building reflects the internal use and large volume spaces with the dramatic form of the pool hall emphasised by overhanging elements. Internally a naturally lit two storey central atrium provides clear, unobstructed views of the major facilities within the building.
Sustainable energy solutions were carefully considered, such as in-ground heat pumps in conjunction with photovoltaic and solar panels on the Sports Hall roof in order to reach BREEAM status.