Mountbatten Leisure

Centre

A new landmark on the Portsmouth skyline was created with the extension of the Mountbatten Centre dry facilities with a new 50m international competition pool, teaching pool, and health and fitness suite achieving BREEAM “Very Good”.

 

A dramatic wave-form roof expresses the pool function and sweeps down to provide solar shading to windows that allow views out to the parkland setting. A high-tech, elevated tube houses the health & fitness suite with fantastic views over Tipner Lake, part of the historic Portsmouth Harbour SSSI.

 

A naturally top-lit foyer and café form an attractive and dynamic link between the wet and dry; the new and old, whilst overcoming access issues inherent in the original building.

 

The award-winning extended centre was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal. It was the chosen venue for the Amateur Swimming Association’s Facilities Conference entitled Pools for the Future - Sustainability, where the ASA launched their new National Facility Policy.

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Project

Mountbatten Leisure Centre

Location

Portsmouth

Value

£16,000,000

Client

Parkwood Leisure Holdings /

Portsmouth City Council

Southampton

Tel: 023 8081 1981

Suite 36, Royal Mail House, Terminus Terrace,

Southampton, SO14 3FD.

Email: mail@saunders-architects.co.uk

Coventry

Tel: 024 7622 0387

5th Floor Eaton House, Eaton Road, Coventry,

CV1 2FJ

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