Affordable sports centres (25m pool)

Download our suite of materials and guidance around affordable sports centres (25m pool)

Our short brochure, updated March 2015, summarises the key issues that are covered in in the main document and appendices.

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Our affordable sports centres main documents is an update (March 2015) on the previous version, first issued in August 2013.

It gives design and capital cost options for combined 'affordable' multi-sports centres and includes swimming pools, sports halls and health and fitness facilities in a range of sizes. Procurement advice and business and operating models are also included.

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The document has a particular focus on the 'affordability' and 'future financial sustainability' of multi-sports centres that can meet a full range of community needs and comply with best practice standards.

Briefing and design

As with other affordable models, it is aimed at the early briefing and design stages of new projects and aims to give a better understanding of how 'affordable' and easily operated facilities can offer resource savings and help address health, wellbeing and demographic issues to better serve the specific needs of local community groups.  

Together with the supporting appendices, the document is an essential reference for new sports centre projects or where the rationalisation of the existing sports centre stock is being considered. The main updates to this document include:

  • General enhancements to plans, elevations and 3D visualisation
  • Rationalisation of options
  • Specification and costs updated to comply with current Building Regulations, including Part L
  • Capital and revenue costs at 4Q 2014
  • Cost options for additional features included
  • Business model updated
  • Procurement updated.

The appendices (March 2015) have been expanded from the original documents and now contain further information on:

  • Detailed accommodation list
  • Schedule of areas
  • Further layouts of 'affordable' sports centres with community 25m pool options
  • Indicative pool configurations
  • Building fabric
  • Structural design and drainage
  • Building services
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Programme of use.

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Individual drawing, sections and elevations

  • Option A – Ground and First Floor Plans
  • Option B – Ground and First Floor Plans
  • Option C – Ground and First Floor Plans
  • Option C – Sections and Elevations
  • Option D – Ground and First Floor Plans