Abbey Leisure - New Sports Centre

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham / Willmott Dixon
£10.5 m

Saunders Boston were appointed as part of the ‘delivery’ team alongside D&B main contractor Willmott Dixon following a competitive tender and interview process. Our role was to complete the building design originally undertaken by S&P Architects who had been retained as client agent. 

Saunders Boston worked closely with the contractor team to ensure the integrity of the design was fully executed during the delivery process. Taking on the role of lead designer during our appointment co-ordinating structural, services, acoustics and fire engineers as well as specialist design elements such as the filtration system.

Architecturally the development sat comfortably in its context adjacent to a regeneration zone and the listed ‘Barking Town Hall’. A combination of  concrete colonnades, contemporary brick work and glazing will ensure the building achieves its own identity.

This project offered a number of technical challenges, including a cast in situ helical feature staircase with built in feature lighting, feature projecting brickwork creating the effect of a swimmer moving through the water and a concrete colonnade.

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