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Plans For Derby Swimming Pool Complex Unveiled Derby City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a state-of-the-art swimming and leisure facility designed by international design practice FaulknerBrowns Architects. The facility, which is being project managed by Mace, is planned as a replacement swimming pool complex alongside the Moorways Athletic Stadium. The proposals include a ten-lane, 50 metre swimming pool; a leisure water area for families and a learner pool. Alongside these water spaces, there are a range of additional features including a gym, fitness studios, sauna, steam rooms, café and soft play area. The adaptable 50 metre pool contains two booms and two moving floors, affording the facility the flexibility to form three separate 25 metre swimming spaces or a wide variety of other arrangements. The chosen site neighbours Osmaston Park and the Rolls-Royce Aerospace Campus. It comprises undulating parkland with an area of protected woodland known as Elm Wood. The nature of the proposed activities within the building led the design team to devise a simple, modular design, featuring two differentiated volumes; a ‘wet’ box and a ‘dry’ box. The changes in level of the undulating landscape have been addressed by stacking

the boxes perpendicularly, creating a natural entrance in the ‘dry’ upper volume. Large glass openings at either end of each box, respond to the different characters of the setting. The elevational treatment of the volumes creates two simple steel box portals, the silver palate of materials reflecting and celebrating the city’s enduring links with the aerospace industry. Michael Hall, Partner at FaulknerBrowns Architects, said: “It is a great pleasure to be working with the Council again to integrate this 50m pool complex into its natural setting

at Moorways. The new facility has been designed to respect the sensitive site context whilst creating a strong and inviting visual presence which draws inspiration from the city’s proud engineering heritage.” FaulknerBrowns Architects 0191 268 3007

LSPC Launches Design Hub For Luxury Pool Projects London Swimming Pool Company (LSPC) has launched a Design Hub which makes it easier for professionals involved with luxury pool projects to access a wealth of information from a single source. Creating a luxury pool requires collaboration between the pool designer, architects, interior designers, innovative manufacturers, main contractors and the craftsmanship of the pool builder and trades. Obtaining high-quality information on design, installation and marketleading products is the starting point of a successful pool project and the Design Hub is the gateway to finding key information and potential partners quickly.

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Currently there are 14 product sections and each is complemented with downloadable technical sheets, brochures and, in some instances, videos. The Design Hub also provides helpful articles, and promotes the Pool Workshop for architects. LSPC worked with Heatstar, Certikin, Ocea, Bowman, AstralPool, Cranbourne Stone,

Senlac Stone, Eva Optic, Twinscape, Berndorf Bäderbau, Pollet Pool Group, Suez, Staxil and Holland Aqua Sight and AQA to produce the Design Hub. LSPC’s Managing Director, Jamie Smith said: “We’re delighted with the support we received from these market leaders and would like to thank them for enabling us to create a comprehensive and informative resource. Designing and building a pool involves the imagination of the client, the expertise of the pool designers and many companies to provide highquality equipment and technical support. It’s a true collaboration which results in a pool that

delights the client.” Certikin’s Marketing Manager, Cath Saunders said: “The Design Hub is extremely informative and professionally put together; it will be a real asset to anyone working on a pool project. We are proud to be part of it.” Jamie Smith added: “We will continue to add more pool products from leading manufacturers and are also turning our attention to state-ofthe-art wellness products. We look forward to collaborating with manufacturers in this field.” LSPC 020 8605 1255 28/11/2017 22:40

SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2017  
SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2017  

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