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Manor Park Leisure Centre, Rushden by FaulknerBrowns Architects

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Swimming pool specialists FaulknerBrowns Architects has submitted plans for this £13 million leisure centre in Rushden, Northamptonshire

Th new Manor Park Leisure Centre, for East Northamptonshire Council and Rushden Town Council, will feature a six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, featuring a floating floor to help swimmers with disabilities.

The scheme will replace the town’s ageing Splash Leisure Pool in Station Road and Pemberton Centre in H.E. Bates Way, which have been earmarked as key ‘regeneration sites’.

As well as the pool, the leisure centre will also house a six-court sports hall, a sauna and steam room, café, dance studios, health suite and a flexible space which can be used as a crèche of for community meetings and events.

Project data

Architects: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Location: Rushden, Northamptonshire
Type Of Project: Leisure Centre
Structural Engineers: SKM Anthony Hunts
Project Architect: Nick Worley
Design Team:
 Sense, Mace, SKM Anthony Hunts, FaulknerBrowns Architects, Colour Urban Design
Client: East Northamptonshire Council
Funding: East Northamptonshire Council is providing up to £11 million. £2m has been secured by North Northants Development Company from the Government’s Growth Fund.  Another £800,000 will come from the East Midlands Development Agency (EMDA) through Northamptonshire Enterprise
Tender date:  Unknown at this stage
Start on site date: Unknown at this stage
Contract duration: Unknown at this stage
Gross internal floor area: 5,020m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: 
Competitive dialogue / design & build
Total cost: £13 million    
M&e consultant: 
SKM
Quantity surveyor: Sense
Planning supervisor: Drivers Jonas
Lighting consultant: n/a
Main contractor: 
Unknown at this stage
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Unknown at this stage
Annual co² emissions: Unknown at this stage

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