Essex eco-friendly Leisure Centre officially opened by Royalty

Essex eco-friendly Leisure Centre officially opened by Royalty
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The site of an outdated Essex leisure centre, built in the early 1960s, has been redeveloped, creating a new state-of-the-art leisure complex.

The widely anticipated Riverside Leisure Centre, in Chelmsford, Essex, was officially opened today (Friday, 14 June) by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent. The cutting-edge and energy efficient complex was built to provide the city’s residents with access to crucial, fit-for-purpose facilities – including a 25m, 10-lane swimming pool with a moveable floor– to help and encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

Leading independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy Pick Everard delivered all the design and costing services for the multi-million-pound flagship scheme, which has been awarded a ‘very good’ BREEAM sustainability rating.

Keith Prendergast, director at Pick Everard, who designed the building, said: “It is fantastic to see the Riverside Leisure Centre complete and being used by the community. The old leisure centre was nearing 60 years old and was outdated in terms of its design, facilities and energy efficiency. The council identified the complex as being unable to meet the future demand of the city.

“With its BREEAM rating, low carbon technology and airtight detailing, the new, modern leisure centre leaves minimal impact on our environment. We are very proud to have designed a building that provides an impressive gateway to the city centre and delivers a greener legacy for the entire community to enjoy for years to come.”

 

Essex eco-friendly Leisure Centre officially opened by Royalty

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