Braywick Leisure Centre, Maidenhead
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have recently opened a new £33.4 million leisure centre in Maidenhead. Procured under the Scape National Construction Framework, the new centre replaces the current Magnet Leisure Centre and is designed to be a landmark community recreational facility for the area. Designed by Burke Rickhards Architects and built by Wates Construction, the centre comprises a main pool area, with a 10 lane 25m swimming pool plus other training and splash pools, changing facilities, two dance studios and a spinning studio, four squash courts, sauna and steam rooms and an 80 seater cafe. In addition, there is be a new hall to seat up to 650 people for sports and cultural events adjacent to the main sports hall. The ‘Street’ is the main architectural feature, made up of huge arched Glulam beams supporting a glass roof, which provides the main circulation area and the link to the external facilities.
Client: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead / SCAPE Framework. Architect: BRL Architects. Main Contractor: Wates Construction. Structural Engineer: PEP Civil & Structures Ltd. Services Engineer: Hoare Lea. Client PM and PQS: Clarkson Alliance. Landscaping: RBWM. Groundworks: Toureen Group. Structure: B&K Structures. Building Envelope: Kovara. Curtain Walling: JPJ