Eastbourne Leisure Centre

Project Overview

  • Project: Eastbourne Leisure Centre
  • Client: Eastbourne Borough Council
  • Construction Value: £20m
  • Status: Live
  • Location: Eastbourne

Incorporating innovative technologies at the coast.

Eastbourne Leisure Centre is due to replace the existing, tired Sovereign Centre. It is located on a challenging coastal site with slopes in various directions.

We approached this design with a focus on maximising active frontages, allowing passers by as well as members to see what is happening in different areas of the sports centre. This approach, which complements our focus on community engagement, helps to promote sport, activity and healthy living among the community.

Given the coastal position of the site, careful consideration was given to the selection of external materials, to both protect the building and to ensure that the building would ‘weather’ well.

We were able to bring our existing experience regarding fun water elements to this project, helping our client to develop their business case around income generation.