Blackshots Leisure Centre

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A new extension to the existing leisure centre for Impulse Leisure providing a new fitness gym incorporating its own reception, areas for warm up, cardiovascular and resistance equipment, free weights area and changing facilities. The fitness gym is located on the site of a previous extension that was demolished and removed as part of the works replaced with a cost effective steel portal structure with a brick and metal clad envelope. The building enabled a large open plan space to be provided broken up into the separate functions with flat screen media walls. With the absence of a ceiling a white soffit to the underside of the roof was provided and suspended lighting rafts installed over key areas. This provided a cost effective solution whilst creating an industrial aesthetic exposing ventilation ducts and services and a bright palette of colours. Project completed with Widdup/Amer Architects