Sep 20, 2018 Last Updated 8:58 AM, Sep 17, 2018
As local authorities face increasing pressure to make efficiency savings, leisure centres, with their high and constant demand for heat and power, are a natural target for improvement. Combined heat and power (CHP) offers long-term financial and environmental benefits in buildings like these, says Mike…
When recreation centre Sapphire Ice & Leisure opened in Romford this January, it became the UK’s first example of an ice rink built on a floor wholly and directly above a heated swimming pool. In building design and construction terms, creating neighbours of two such…
A new £28m leisure centre in Romford is one of only a few in the UK to feature a floating ice rink above a competition swimming pool. Toby Buckley, Managing Director of REL Building Services, discusses the facility’s complex electrical design and installation challenges.
With Britain still in austerity, public sector bodies face increasingly difficult times, both financially and operationally. Despite funding gaps getting larger, the demand for new schools, hospitals and leisure facilities continues to grow. Robbie Blackhurst, Managing Director of Procure North West, discusses how the private…
Regeneration in the East of England is shaping a new future for communities across the region, boosting the local economy and future-proofing its long-standing position as a location with the infrastructure and capability to provide an outstanding home for business.
Gosport Leisure Centre has reopened boasting a brand-new dance studio and extended car park following significant redevelopment by leisure design and build specialist, Createability.
In 2016, FT Leisure was formally appointed as UK distributor for Myrtha Pools in the UK. Myrtha is a world-renowned manufacturer of pre-fabricated modular stainless steel pool tank and pool ancillaries, with over 22,000 references worldwide. The public swimming pool specialist is responsible for some…
AHR has worked in collaboration with Arup and Interserve to create a striking new £28m sustainable leisure centre for Eastleigh Borough Council.
As urban spaces for sport and leisure become increasingly difficult to secure, local authorities and private investors will soon need to take an innovative approach to utilising existing plots. Here Gary Johnson, Director of Sport and Leisure at LK2, explains how maximising the land often…
Leisure Industry Week ended 2016 with a second consecutive year of consolidation, 8173 visitors representing a 2% increase, under the stewardship of Nick Orton and his hugely successful BodyPower team.
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