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Eastleigh’s new leisure centre is getting excellent feedback from users. It has also attracted industry recognition with a prestigious building award – and been shortlisted for another.
Places Leisure Eastleigh has just been named Best Large Commercial Project in the LABC South East Building Excellence Awards 2018 – awarded by the Local Authority Building Control professional body.
The £28 million centre, which is Eastleigh Borough Council’s flagship for promoting wellbeing and healthier lifestyles, opened in November last year. It offers the very latest in high quality facilities and equipment in a striking building that is set in a parkland location and has been built to high environmental standards.
Neil Ferris, the Council’s Building Control Partnership Manager and Interserve’s Gareth Drake, the development’s project manager, attended the ceremony in Brighton to collect the award.
In addition the LABC award, Places Leisure Eastleigh has also been shortlisted for the Institution of Civil Engineers South East Awards 2018 in the Community Benefit category. The award is made by public vote and users of Places Leisure Eastleigh are being urged to vote for their local venue.
In the LABC award, Places Leisure Eastleigh was up against tough competition from projects across the South East region. As well as focusing on architectural and structural design, the award also puts emphasis on sustainability, involvement of local residents and users of the facility, partnership working in the delivery of the project, health and safety during construction and ability to meet and exceed the extensive brief set out by the Eastleigh Borough Council.
The health and fitness venue, off Passfield Avenue, is built to a very high specification and offers an eight-lane, 25-metre main swimming pool; a large learner pool with an adjustable depth; one of the largest sports halls in the South, as well as a huge fitness suite, studios, squash courts, soft play facilities and a café that opens up onto Fleming Park.
Places Leisure Eastleigh was co-funded by Sport England, who contributed £2 million to the scheme. The Council’s partners in the build are Interserve Construction Ltd and the centre was designed by AHR Architects Ltd. It is run by Places for People Leisure.
Vote for Places Leisure Eastleigh in the ICES award. The deadline to vote is Friday 6 July.