Willmott Dixon to build ‘super green’ leisure centre

Aaron Morby 5 months ago
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Surrey’s Spelthorne Borough Council has turned to Willmott Dixon to deliver a Passivhaus leisure centre that aims to be one of the most advanced, energy efficient leisure facilities in the world. 

The roof terrace will comprise four small-sided 3G football pitches
The roof terrace will comprise four small-sided 3G football pitches

It will be the first wet and dry leisure centre to achieve the Passivhaus standard in the Greater London region, and has been designed to consume up to 70% less energy compared with a standard new building.

The building design optimises natural daylight and integrates photovoltaic panels to generate energy from renewable sources. 

When complete, the centre will include an eight lane 25m main pool, learner pool, a 6-court sports hall, three squash courts, 950 square metres of fitness space.

The project will utilise Willmott Dixon’s Passivhaus expertise, which has seen the company deliver the UK’s first Passivhaus ‘Plus’ primary school, Hackbridge Primary School, and the UK’s largest Passivhaus secondary school, Harris Academy, both in Sutton. 

It also completed the George Davies Centre for University of Leicester in 2015, another major Passivhaus building.

Ian Edwards, director at Willmott Dixon in the London & South region said: “This provides an exciting opportunity to put our expert knowledge in Passivhaus methodology into action again, to deliver a building that once complete will deliver substantial year-on-year cost savings, while creating a first-class sporting facility to support the health and wellbeing of the community.” 

 

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