Godalming Leisure Centre – Projects

Godalming Leisure Centre

Client: Waverley Borough Council
Sector: Leisure
Size: 2,787sq.m / 30,000 sq.ft.
Value: £4.85M
Location: Godalming
Status: Complete
Internal Team: Martin Bransby
Stuart Stubbs

Built within the greenbelt, the design for this new build leisure centre was conceived as a sculpture in a park, replacing the original 40-year-old facility within the same grounds.

A covenant on the site restricted the buildings footprint, so the design developed to reduce circulation to below 6%, rather than the 10 -12% typical of other facilities.

The striking design is thermally efficient, with a fabric-first approach supported by biomass boilers, photovoltaic cells and rainwater harvesting. Large expanses of glazing provide plenty of natural daylight, in the evening the illumination provides an eye-catching and active addition to the street scene.

The centre has won numerous Civic Design Awards and is also an exemplar case study on the Sport England website.

Pozzoni were helpful and proactive team players throughout the course of this development.

Phillip Jessop, Leisure Director - ISG Construction Ltd