As a result of continuous improvement in the design process for facility development, and responding to both the economic climate and facility operators feedback, we have been reviewing the varying quality of facility development.
We have embarked on developing standard facility types for sports halls, community swimming pools and sports centres that consider design, cost, procurement and facility operation.
The result of this journey has been the establishment of 'affordable' benchmark designs for:
- Sports halls (previous terminology of 4 and 5 badminton court size to new NGB requirements)
- Community swimming pools (4,5,6 and 8 lane variants)
- Sports centres ('wet and dry' including sports halls, swimming pools and health and fitness)
- Affordable sports centres with 50m pools
The suite of documents, drawings, business plans are aimed at the early briefing and design stages of new projects.
They aim to give a better understanding of how cost-effective designs and efficiently operated facilities can offer resource savings, help address health, wellbeing and demographic issues and better serve the specific needs of local community groups.