Manchester Aquatics Centre – Projects

Manchester Aquatics Centre

Client: Kier Construction / Manchester City Council
Sector: Leisure
Value: £31M
Location: Manchester
Status: Complete
Internal Team: Martin Bransby
David Spoors

This flagship scheme was to update the existing Manchester Aquatics Centre with a focus on improving energy efficiency by implementing carbon reduction works.

Architecturally, the internal use of facilities have been improved and updated to suit the increased use, and the changed pattern of use. The work included upgrades to:

  • All swimming pools
  • Fitness suites including all gyms and studios
  • Leisure water
  • Cafe
  • Health suite
  • Changing place

The refurbishment introduced new digital and sustainable technologies and the work was phased to enable a reduced programme of public swimming to continue at all times.

These changes have increased the legibility of the building's accommodation, improved how the building can be run and increased the accessibility of the facilities on offer, which better serves Manchester Aquatics Centre current, and future, use.