Beacontree Leisure Centre, Althorne Way, RM10
The state-of-the-art leisure centre contains a 10 lane 25 x 25m pool, a learner pool, a 4 court sports hall, a 140 station gym, a play area and community space. The Centre was used as a training venue during London 2012 and caters for swimming gala with 270 spectator seating. The building design was developed with an orthogonal concept in mind and hugs the site boundary with a series of angular facades created to provide a pictorial statement from every approach to the busy junction. The building materials were selected with this concept in mind and also create a sense of unconformity with their quirky angles and shapes.