Winchester Sport and Leisure Park
by LA Architects Ltd with Stride Treglown
Client Winchester City Council
Awards RIBA South Award 2023, RIBA South Client of the Year Award 2023
As one enters the Winchester Sport & Leisure Park, the impressive design and thoughtful planning of its facilities are immediately apparent. Despite its considerable size and complex functions, the building is easy to navigate, with many clever accessible design touches.
The architects and the local authority client were faced with several challenges, including strict planning constraints due to its location near the South Downs National Park, and the presence of three underground rivers with high water tables and flood risks. However, they successfully created a building that meets the needs of the community while enhancing the area.
Contractor Willmott Dixon
Environmental / M&E Engineer Hoare Lea
Structural Engineer Arup
Landscape Architect BDP
Planning Consultant Stride Treglown
Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant Mace
Project Management Mace
Gross internal area in m2 10,575