Leisure and Sports Facility

Thomas Consulting designed the structural steel frame for this exciting new Sports Facility at Huyton on Merseyside. The Sports Centre represents a significant investment in the sports facilities in the Knowsley area. The state of the art building has will enable a variety of sporting activities to be pursued.

The £16.5m scheme will provide state of the art leisure and cultural facilities for the local community.

Thomas Consulting's structural engineers designed the steel framed superstructure. Our experince and use of modern computer aided design solutions allowed us to achieve considerable reductions in the structural steel tonnage and gave our client the edge in tendering for this prestigious project. The reduction in steel weight also brought environmental benefits reducing the carbon footprint of the building and delivery trucks on the road.

Significant structural engineering included long clear roof spans for the swimming pool and sports hall.

The centre will also house an adult day care centre.The 6,600m² leisure centre includes two 25m pools; an 8-lane competition pool and a 4-lane training tank complete with movable floor for maximum flexibility of use and accessibility. Spectator seating for around 300 people on the first floor overlooking the main pool will be provided. 'Dry’ sports facilities include squash court, two dance/ multi-purpose studios, a 120 station fitness suite and a 6-court sports hall incorporating retractable bleacher seating for up to 900 people for use as a multi-purpose events venue. Also included an adjacent 1,400m² youth club.

The centre will also house an adult day care centre.

Location
Knowsley

Client
APC Engineers Ltd

Architect
Broadway Maylan

Contractor
Balfour Beatty