Places Leisure Eastleigh

Specialist contractor Spectrum has delivered the facade package on a striking new £28 million sustainable leisure centre for Eastleigh Borough Council.

Appointed by main contractor Interserve, Spectrum installed Longspan cladding panels that removed the need for secondary steelwork, aluminium rainscreen panels, zinc cladding sub-structure and polycarbonate glazing panels.

Architects AHR put the importance of natural daylight as a key priority in creating healthy and appealing spaces. The Spectrum design team worked closely with Interserve to make the Architects plans a reality. The building benefits from Danpalon polycarbonate glazing installed by Spectrum which has achieved exceptional levels of daylight.

A limited palette of colours and materials were chosen to embed the building within the landscape. Robust hard wearing materials including dark grey zinc and masonry contrasts with bright orange PPC aluminium rainscreen cladding panels to provide a strong brand identity which will require minimal long-term maintenance.

The new facilities include a gym, fitness studios, 25m eight lane swimming pool, 15 badminton courts, tennis courts, squash courts and all-weather pitches, as well as a café and soft play area.

The project has received the RIBA South Regional Award for the quality of its design and further expands upon Spectrum’s experience in the sports and leisure sector.