We were appointed as part of Places Leisure’s team in its winning competition bid to design, build, operate and maintain a new leisure centre in Hinckley town centre. The sensitive site is set in mature parkland in a conservation area adjacent to a scheduled ancient monument and a Grade II* listed church.
We developed strong working relationships with the planners and conservation officers to achieve a successful planning application. Our modern design respected the historic setting and the surrounding parkland; its green roof, stepped design and café terrace anchor the scheme in the landscape.
"Hinckley is the best leisure centre in our portfolio."
The completed centre provides a range of facilities for the community at the heart of the town centre, including swimming pools, sports hall, studios and gym, adventure play, and a café. Included in the design are offices for the council's cultural services team who work in partnership with Places Leisure to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
The building was the first leisure centre in the UK to use LED lighting throughout and achieved a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating. In 2016, the centre won Large Non-Residential Scheme of the Year at the ProCon Leicestershire Awards.