Heworth Leisure Centre

Location Gateshead, United Kingdom
Services Building services, civil, structural and geotechnical engineering
Sector Lifestyle 
Client Gateshead Council
Architect S+P Architects
Imagery © Gateshead Council

Keith Anderson

T +44 (0)191 213 1515

Part of Gateshead Council’s Building an Active Future Programme, this new build leisure centre has been constructed adjacent to an existing school and provides both school and community use.  The new complex boasts a Flowrider, the North East's first indoor surfing facility and only the third currently in the UK.

The centre also has a four lane 25 metre pool, a gym and a dance studio.

The structure includes curved glulam timber beams to form a double curved roof. All the concrete pool tanks are designed to water-retaining standards. The building utilises both biomass boilers and combined heating and power unit to reduce carbon emissions and  the running costs for the centre.


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