Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13289)           
UK only International

FaulknerBrowns reveal modular stacked design for Derby swimming complex

By Kim Megson    04 Oct 2017
A silver palate of materials will be used to re?ect and celebrate the city’s links with the aerospace industry / FaulknerBrowns
The new facility has been designed to respect the sensitive site context whilst creating a strong and inviting visual presence
– Mike Hall, FaulknerBrowns partner

Derby City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a new swimming and leisure facility designed by international design practice FaulknerBrowns Architects and overseen by project managers Mace.

The proposals include a ten-lane, 50m swimming pool; a leisure water area for families; a learner pool; a gym; fitness studios; a sauna; steam rooms; a café and a soft play area.

The adaptable main pool will contain two booms and two moving floors, affording the facility the flexibility to form three separate 25m swimming spaces or a wide variety of other arrangements.

The complex – which will replace an older swimming centre alongside the city’s Moorways Athletic Stadium – has been conceived with a simple, modular design featuring two differentiated volumes: a ‘wet’ box and a ‘dry’ box.

A silver palate of materials will be used to reflect and celebrate the city’s links with the aerospace industry.

The complex will be placed in woodland, and to address the challenges presented by the undulating landscape, boxes will be stacked perpendicularly, creating a natural entrance in the ‘dry’ upper volume.

Large glass openings at either end of each box will respond to the different characters of the setting.

According to FaulknerBrowns, the natural context “provides the opportunity to create a leisure destination where visitors can be active in an uplifting natural setting.”

The architects previously designed the £24m Derby Arena – a multi-purpose venue featuring a 250m cycling track, 12 court sports hall and a fitness centre.

Michael Hall, partner at the practice, said: “It is a great pleasure to be working with the council again to integrate this 50m pool complex into its natural setting at Moorways. The new facility has been designed to respect the sensitive site context whilst creating a strong and inviting visual presence which draws inspiration from the city’s proud engineering heritage.”

Other UK leisure projects in the pipeline for FaulknerBrowns include a water park in Coventry, a large regenerative masterplan for Bangor and an indoor sports centre for the University of Portsmouth.

The complex – which will replace an older swimming centre alongside the city’s Moorways Athletic Stadium – has been conceived with a simple, modular design / FaulknerBrowns
Large glass openings at either end of each box will respond to the different characters of the setting / FaulknerBrowns
Derby  FaulknerBrowns  swimming  sports architecture  Moorways  Mace 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Membership Consultant

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Melton Mowbray, UK

Sales manager

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Melton Mowbray, UK

Membership Experience Team Member

Xercise4Less
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rugby, UK

General Manager

Coach Gyms
Salary: £30K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rossmore, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alton, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Fleet, United Kingdom
recruiting with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: West Lindsey, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Washington, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bordon, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
recruiting with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Spelthorne, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blaby, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Slough, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dunstable, United Kingdom
training with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

General Manager

truGym
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gateshead, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cotswold, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stroud, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Poole, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chichester, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ealing, United Kingdom
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  apprenticeships jobs  personal trainer jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  duty manager jobs  assistant manager jobs  general manager jobs  assistant general manager jobs  Catering Assistant jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs 
More jobs

Catalogue Gallery

Company profile

Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable of transforming full-body health.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Let's get restarted: Physical Company offers advice on keeping gym members safe
As countries around the world gear up to relax their lockdown rules, there remains a question mark over gyms and studios, which in many markets will be one of the last sectors to be given the green light.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
More diary dates