Work is underway on a new leisure centre in Sheringham, Norfolk to replace the existing Splash facility.
Designed by Saunders Boston Architects, the £10.7m centre will include a six lane, 25m pool; a 13m learner pool with a moving floor to cater for different activities and user groups; a fitness suite; community spaces; multi-purpose studios; a spin studio and a café.
The contemporary design pays homage to the character of the existing Splash facility through the use of a barrel-vaulted roof, whilst also creating its own identity deriving its concept from the ‘longshore drift’ of the North Norfolk cost line. A range of water saving measures, air source heat pumps and solar hot water will make the building more sustainable, both environmentally and economically.
The project supports North Norfolk District Council’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its residents. Working with Sport England, the council is seeking to increase participation in sport and fitness activities and contribute to increased social and leisure activity in the community. Recognising the community benefits of the centre, Sport England has invited the council to submit an application to Sport England’s Strategic Facilities Fund for financial support towards the project.
The new leisure centre is due to open in late 2020.