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Godalming Leisure Centre, Waverley
Award winning new-build leisure facility, achieving BREEAM ‘very good’.
Godalming Leisure Centre was an existing leisure situated to the rear of a parkland site within the greenbelt. The Council’s brief was to construct a new, modern facility to the front of the site, replacing the old facility.
The Pozzoni leisure team has designed a new wet and dry leisure facility, creating a spectacular, sculptural building to meet the current and future demands of the local community.
The building has been kept intentionally low and set back from the road in response to the low level residential properties opposite, with the two-storey elements pushed to the back of the facility. Full height glazing to the pool hall, entrance and first floor fitness suite provides the centre with active frontage, clearly stating the centre’s purpose.
Materials such as oxidized copper, timber, local stock brickwork and render give a sense of confidence and maturity which emphasizes the sculptural forms and help to further break down scale.
As well as appropriately orientating the building and, where possible, using recyclable and highly insulated building fabric elements, sustainable features also include photovoltaic cells and biomass boiler.
Internally, the centre boasts:
- a 6 lane 25m pool
- learner pool
- unisex wet changing village
- 60 station fitness suite
- dance studio
- members dry changing rooms
- cafe & seating area.
The centre opened to the public on July 30th 2012.
Godalming Leisure Centre has won the 2013 Waverley Borough Council design award for 'Sustainable Design and Construction' and been highly commended for the 'Public Building' award. It has won the Civic Design Awards 2012 from the Godalming Trust for 'New build public facilities', and 'Best of the Best' category. It is has won the LABC Building Excellence Awards 'Best Sustainable Project' category and was shortlisted in the 'Best Community Building' category.
“Godalming Leisure Centre is a great example of how even in an era of tight budgets, collaboration, robust construction methods and site team work can come together to produce a landmark building of the highest quality. The various green features designed into the centre make this one of the most environmentally friendly buildings of its type.
Paul Everall, LABC Chief Executive
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Photographs by Tamara Shiner of Tamara Shiner Photography
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