Harborne Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre

Wates Construction / Birmingham City Council
£12.2m (£10.4m Construction)

Saunders Boston were appointed by Wates Construction as lead consultant forming part of the delivery design team through the Birmingham Construction (Framework) Partnership.

The completed scheme, on the site of the former 'Harborne Baths' at Lordswood Road, demolished the original 1923 baths and re-built it to include a 25m 6 lane community pool, 13m learner pool, 60 unit state of the art fitness suite, a specialist children’s gym and a 150m sq multi-purpose dance studio.

Further facilities includes:

  • Specialist community room
  • Spectator seating to both pools
  • Vending / viewing area,
  • Modern style village changing room
  • Dedicated dry changing rooms to the fitness suite.

Sustainability was key to Birmingham City Councils brief, this project has achieved a BREEAM rating of 'excellent' and includes sustainable features such as a green (living) roof, water saving measures, solar energy, naturally day lit spaces and resourcing of sustainable materials.

The facility is open to the public and being operated by DC Leisure.

This scheme was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Community Benefit Category at the 2012 RICS West Midlands Regional Awards.

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