Affordable Sports Centres (50m pool)

New Affordable Sports Centres with Community 50m Pool Options - New October 2014


A short brochure summarises the key issues that are covered in more detail in the main Affordable Sports Centres with Community 50m Pool Options document and Appendices

New Affordable Sports Centres with Community 50m Pool Options

Main Document

This new information, produced jointly with the Amateur Swimming Association, builds on our previous Affordable Centre models to now incorporate 50m swimming pool provision. It offers design and capital cost options for 'Affordable' multi-sports centres to include a 50m swimming pool, secondary pool options, sports halls and health and fitness facilities in a range of sizes. Procurement advice, business and operating models are also included.

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.

As with previous 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, well-being and demographic issues, and better serve the specific needs of local community groups.

Together with  supporting appendices and drawing layouts, the document is an essential reference for new sports centre projects with 50m community pool provision, or where the rationalisation of the existing sports centre stock is being considered.

New Affordable Sports Centres with Community 50m Pool Options


The appendices contain further information on:

  • Detailed accommodation list
  • Schedule of areas
  • Further layouts of 'affordable' sports centres with 50m pool options
  • Indicative pool configurations
  • Building fabric
  • Structural design and drainage
  • Building services
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Programme of use
  • Drawings, Sections and Elevations.