Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects LLP

Belfast based practice founded in 1960

Overview Project Details

This flagship leisure facility for the district of Down will act as a gateway project to the town centre.

An innovative approach to the design which layers specific accommodation together in a stacked compact design, reduces the footprint and allows the existing leisure centre to remain open during the construction phase of the project.

This new Centre comprises a mixture of dry and wet sport facilities as well as ancillary accommodation over five floors including a basement for plant and pool under croft.

The wet accommodation includes a 25m by 13m British competition standard pool, 7m by 13m teaching pool with movable floor, spa pool, relaxation area and associated changing.

The dry accommodation includes a large fitness suite, group cycling studio, 4 court sports hall, multipurpose room, soft play and handball / squash court as well as associated changing and storage.


Client Down District Council

Project Value £15.5M

Status November 2018

Photographer Credits Donal McCann Photography

Down Leisure Centre Downpatrick, Co. Down