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Stokewood Leisure Centre


Project Details

Alteration to existing property


Footprint Architects Ltd

5 Pine Court Business Centre , 36 Gervis Road , Bournemouth , Dorset , BH1 3DH , United Kingdom

Footprint Architects were commissioned to provide an extension to an existing leisure centre in Bournemouth for BH Live. The proposal improves the facilities for the gyms existing members, providing space for additional equipment and classes, whilst allowing the client to keep up with its commercial competitors. The extension is clad in charred timber cladding, providing a varied palette of natural textures and tones in response to the surrounding pines, whilst concealed glazing minimises overlooking and the noise impact upon the surrounding area. This contextual design approach allows the extension to sit comfortably with the existing locally listed building. We love helping groups navigate through challenging projects with fundraising and planning constraints and have used Virtual Reality technology to engage all sectors of the community. Consideration of spacial planning, materials and daylighting, have enabled us to create transformational architecture that offers the local community a sense of pride and ownership. If you have a project that you’d like to speak to an architect about, or get a quote for, please feel free to contact us.