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Victoria Leisure Centre

Victoria Leisure Centre, Gedling Street, Nottingham, NG1 1DB

Nottingham City Council
Carillion Plc
Via the Local Education Partnership – Inspired Spaces. Back-to-back JCT D&B Contracts between NCC and Inspried Spaces and Inspired Spaces and Carillion Plc

3,100m2 GIA
Feasibiity 2008-2009, Planning 2009-2010, Construction 2010-2011, Completion 2012

The Victoria Leisure Centre in Nottingham is a new 3,100m2 public facility built around the retained 1896 Victoria Bath’s clock tower. In consideration of coordination issues between new and old and the resolution of level changes associated with a new pedestrianised public realm strategy, the new building’s principal elements comprise a ground level plinth, into which the pools, foyer and café are set, and a cross laminated engineered timber super- structure that rises up over the main pool. The configuration of this structure addresses environmental and day lighting considerations, as well as controlling the important relation- ship between pool and public realm