Hounslow Leisure Centres
These leisure centres were built for Fusion Lifestyle, to refurbish and extend three swimming pools and leisure centres for the London Borough of Hounslow. The existing buildings are diverse in architectural style, and generally in very poor condition, having suffered from a lack of maintenance over the last 10-15 years. The leisure centres are located at Hanworth, Isleworth and Chiswick New Pool.
The project was extremely challenging as it required a fundamental refurbishment and significant extensions of all the buildings, expanding the leisure facilities where possible, with new gyms, studios, new wet and dry changing facilities, health suites, community rooms, crèches, soft play facilities and cafes.
In the case of two of the leisure centres, Hounslow's local libraries were integrated into the design:
- Isleworth, where the existing library was linked to the new leisure centre.
The building facilities remained open during the works, and were constructed during a 9 month period. These constraints did not affect the desired final locations of the various facilities.