Westcroft Leisure Centre, London – Projects
- Hotel & Leisure
- HOCA Practice
- Sutton Borough Council
This project involved the extensive refurbishment of a 1970’s leisure centre in the London Borough of Sutton. Over the years, the building had become tired, dated and inefficient to run. It was in desperate need of refurbishment and modernisation, and needed to provide facilities which would attract people from the neighbouring areas to visit. As part of the refurbishment proposals, Sutton Council wanted to create a central hub for the surrounding community. This was achieved by incorporating a community library into the leisure centre which, together with the many first class sport and leisure facilities, would attract a wide range of people to visit the leisure centre.
The proposals incorporated a significant extension to the swimming pool hall to facilitate the construction of two new swimming pools and a viewing gallery. A second extension to the front of the building incorporated the new fitness suite, community library, two levels of viewing galleries looking onto the main sports hall and a new reception area. Elsewhere in the building, the original squash courts were to be converted into a variety of uses including office space, treatment rooms, a spinning room and a crèche. Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) were implemented to limit the surface water discharge to the local sewers, and infiltration systems were installed to drain new areas of external paving and balance the loss of soft landscaping.