Following an RSUA design competition, the practice was awarded the commission to design a new multi–purpose regional leisure centre. A two–phase design concept was developed in response to site and budget constraints, with phase 1 being completed in spring 2015.
The two phase approach has been achieved by placing the wet and dry facilities of the Leisure Centre on opposite sides of a central circulation spine. With the single level café block signifying the juncture between the two major blocks of phases 1 and 2.
Phase 2 includes 8 Court Sports Hall, Dry Changing, Cafe and Conference facilities, 4 Court Sports Hall, Soft–Play, crèche, Fitness Suite, Handball Court and Squash Courts. Both phases of the building are on target to achieve ‘Disability Sports Northern Ireland’s Inclusive Sports Facility’ Accreditation.
Newry & Mourne District Council
Project Value £10m
Status Completed – October 2017