Thornton Heath Leisure

Centre

London Borough of Croydon’s prestigious new £8.7m leisure centre is situated in the heart of Thornton Heath and sets a high standard for new buildings in the area, whilst providing local people with first class leisure facilities.

Comprising a 6-lane 25m competition pool, a separate shallow pool with a private bathing facility for ethnic minorities, a 4 badminton court sports hall, 70-station fitness studio, dance studio, creche, café and a Healthy Living Centre providing complementary advice and therapies.

The building’s gently curving façade steps back to create a new external public space on the High Street overlooked by the fully glazed café which also enjoys views into the shallow pool. Natural light penetrates the dramatic double height foyer and main circulation route connecting all the facilities.

The expressed steel structure and exposed ductwork give the building an industrial aesthetic which is softened by the muted colour palette and extensive use of glass.

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Project

Thornton Heath Leisure Centre

Location

Thornton Heath, Croydon

Value

£8,700,000

Client

L B Croydon

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

Email: email@saundersarchitects.co.uk

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