projectWinsford Lifestyle Centre

locationCheshire, UK


imagesCourtesy of Dyer Architects

This new lifestyle centre was built to replace the former leisure centre in Winsford, Cheshire. Desco’s appointment was to deliver the M&E services and pool water consultancy.

The complex offers its users extensive facilities including a 25m swimming pool, a learner pool, fitness suite, dance studio, health suite, squash courts, meeting facilities and function room, multi-use hall designed as a flexible space to be used for a range of indoor sports, such as basketball, netball, five-a-side football and racquet sports or as a 500-seat entertainment auditorium including a gallery, to host both sporting and non-sporting events, cyber café, restaurant and bar.

Making use of innovative technology to reduce environmental impact, the building was designed as an ‘exemplar’ building, delivering industry leading standards for energy efficiency, make maximum use of natural light, ventilation, sustainable building services and use environmentally friendly building materials.

The building was designed to achieve current Part L carbon footprint compliance, and in addition with the introduction of rainwater recovery, solar thermal panels and a CHP unit, exceeds this by achieving more than a 25% further reduction.



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