Projects Operated by
Everyone Active Acton
Aquavale Swimming Pool
Wigston Pool Westminster Lodge
Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart
Parklands Leisure Centre
PROJECTS OPERATED BY
The Castle Centre Sunderland Aquatic Centre
Paradise Pools Northolt Leisure Centre
Holly Hill Leisure Centre
Seven Islands Leisure Centre
Basildon Sports Village Vale Farm Sports
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Who We Are
SPACE & PLACE is as passionate about shaping the built form and the built environment as it is about maintaining a commercial focus. The Practice has established itself as one of the UKâ€™s leading Sport & Leisure designers, while simultaneously developing a major worldwide client base. S&P deliver creative, dynamic, and striking design solutions with high quality functionality. Ensuring that our designs are not only compelling, but fully address all the Clientâ€™s needs. Alongside our vastly experienced Sports design teams, we offer further areas of expertise including; masterplanning, urban regeneration, residential development, healthcare and health and wellbeing, education, and interior design. This diversity of experience and our commitment to excellence offers a flexible and ambitious approach to each of our clients, illustrated by our portfolio of exciting and successfully delivered projects. At S&P the quest for architectural innovation inspires every project. It is a philosophy that enables us to deliver truly visionary design solutions. With an extensive team of Architects, Technicians and Designers and offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow, S&P has the capacity and resources to take on projects of any scale throughout Europe and Worldwide.
Architecture SPACE & PLACE offer a client specific, professional and personal service. We have established a reputation for the delivery of inspiring design solutions that combines striking aesthetics and high quality functionality with a firm commercial focus. We are committed to the delivery of high quality elegant architecture, in the knowledge that excellence in design influences a positive quality of life.
SPACE & PLACE is committed to providing an excellent Project Management service through meeting the high expectations of our Clients. Delivered through our experienced and dedicated Project Management team, our Project Management service aims to guarantee client satisfaction and ensure value for money.
The quality of spaces we live in has an impact on all aspects of our lives. SPACE & PLACE endeavour, through our masterplanning team, to deliver places which are sustainable and create social, environmental and economic value. We believe that ensuring places are well designed should be a priority for everyone involved in shaping and maintaining the built environment.
SPACE & PLACE has specialist interior design teams who, as well as working on bespoke interior commissions, integrate in the design process with our architects to create the stimulating environments found within our schemes. With an extensive knowledge of material and finishes the teams work closely with clients to ensure they are best placed to meet the challenging and ever changing nature of the industry.
Sports and Leisure For over 25 years SPACE & PLACE has been one of the leading and most successful specialists in the design and delivery of sports and leisure projects. Working in Europe and internationally, we have a developed a portfolio which embraces the whole spectrum of sports buildings, including stadia, swimming pools and leisure centres, together with the type of commercial developments very often associated with these projects. We have undertaken projects in scale from local community centres to major international venues, understanding the different criteria that each project will require. We have developed a reputation for providing exceptional solutions which recognise operating requirements, and in finding mechanisms where client aims are coupled with good design and successful delivery of projects.
Education SPACE & PLACE has undertaken a wide range of projects within the education sector. Working with our clients, we offer advice and guidance to produce the right solutions, responding to the specific programme, function, and budget of each individual client brief.
We have been successfully designing and delivering environments in healthcare for three decades. Our team of experienced professionals are passionate about the healing environments we create for the people and patrons we work for.
Commercial Our pragmatic approach in the delivery of high quality commercial environments relating to cost, quality and value, is crafted to meet the individual budget and requirements of each client.
Interior Design Working independently or as part of the architectural team, our team of Interior Designers channel their expertise into translating the clients brief into practical, yet elegant, and cost effective solutions.
Residential A diverse range of projects for a wide range of clients have been undertaken in this field, from one off luxury dwellings in rural locations to dense mixed use urban developments, including apartments and student housing.
London Aquatic Centre The Aquatic Venue for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games in London. The facility contains two permanent 50m 10 lane pools. The legacy proposal will see a final capacity of around 2,500 spectators, from the 20,000 seat Olympic model.
The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh The Royal Commonwealth Pool is a grade II listed building and a significant part of Scotlandâ€™s 20th century architectural heritage. Consent was gained by SPACE & PLACE in 2007 to bring new life to the building, creating pools that allow flexibility of use, with state of the art standards that will play host to diving events in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The project maintained all original uses of the building whilst simultaneously paying respect in the restoration of its original features. .
Stirling Sports Village An overtly contemporary building located on the edge of town besides a prime route into Stirling. Inspiration was gathered from both the industrial aesthetic of the nearby retail showrooms, and the undulating Ochils which overlook the Forth Valley in which the centre sits.
The University of Birmingham The University of Birmingham is developing a brownfield site, located at the south-east corner of their Edgbaston Campus, to provide a new 50m pool and indoor sports facility. Associated landscaping will provide a new pedestrian route into the main body of the campus from this key junction.
13 Trinidad Velodrome An International Velodrome for Trinidad and Tobago located just outside of Port of Spain on Trinidad island. The design created a highly efficient envelope volume which contains not only the cycling facility but also the full administration office suite for the cycling sporting body. The design has the flexibility to act as a muti-function arena for sport, concerts and events.
15 â€œThe Podsâ€?, Scunthorpe The Scunthorpe Sports Academy was a winning , open competition, scheme led by Andrew Wright and implemented by SPACE & PLACE. This is one of the first projects in the UK where the type of building technique has been used for a major leisure project. The distinctive, organic and fluid building form that comprises a series of linked timber geodesic domed structures emerge from the landscape and integrates with the landscape in an innovative and gentle manner. Short listed for the World Architectural Festival in 2011, the project won a further 5 awards in 2012, including a Green Apple sustainability award, the Sustainable Development of the Year Award and a Public Realm award.
16 Luton 50m Pool Opened in 2012 this new wet and dry sports centre is based around a 50m competition swimming pool with integral FINA compliant diving boards up to 10m. In addition to delivering sports and fitness to the local community the Sports Village offers a base for regional sports development plus providing Luton with swimming and diving facilities capable of attracting high level competitions. The 50m pool includes a moveable boom and floor for increased flexibility, a 20x10m community pool which provides warm-down during competitions and a dry diving training centre. An 8-court sports hall, fitness gym, three studios, function room and cafĂŠ combine with the football and cricket pitches across Stopsley Common to complete the sports village.
University Of Leeds The project for the University of Leeds comprises a swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness and sports science facilities. The pool features a 25m, eight lane pool with a moveable floor up to a depth of 2m. This enables a wide range of activities for staff and students including sub-aqua, water polo, canoe polo, as well as casual swimming. The first floor of the building houses a 200 station fitness suite which overlooks the new pool. Additionally, the facility has a sauna and steam room, cafe and spectator seating.
Cardiff 50m International Pool The 50m pool and leisure facility is the centre piece of the new International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay. The plan of the building is ovoid, with the enclosure formed by a 360 degree glazed curtain wall.
Corby 50m Pool, Northamptonshire A 50m swimming pool with 20m 4 lane warm up and a fun pool. The leisure centre also has a fitness suite, crĂ¨che, health suite, cafĂŠ, offices, meeting rooms and dance/ exercise rooms.
National Aquatic Centre, Dublin A full Olympic standard pool and diving pool, with 3,000 seats, that meets all FINA standards, that is housed together with a major leisure pool facility. SPACE & PLACE’s response to the client brief, was to design a building which was ‘divided’ into two - the ‘serious’ swimming side for training and competition and a fun leisure water side, which also contains a gym, a café and a health suite.
Birmingham Leisure & Aquatic Centre SPACE & PLACE was appointed to design the new Aquatic Leisure Centre for Birmingham. The Councilâ€™s ambition was to develop a 50m swimming pool which would act both as a regional training venue (particularly for Diving) and as a community facility for those living and working around the city centre.
Basildon Sports Hub SPACE & PLACE worked with PMP Leisure Consultants to fulfil Basildon District Councilâ€™s aspiration to create a large Sports Hub to act as a focus for sporting activity in South Essex. Through the use of workshops with local sports groups and other interested parties, facility mapping and demographics the team worked with the Council to develop, enhance and reenforce, their understanding of both local and regional need.
Alexander Stadium 5,000 seat stand, with office and gym accommodation, below built for International Diamond League Athletic events.
Westminster Lodge, St. Albans
Verulamium Spa, St. Albans
A 10 lane Competition Pool with 250 spectator seating, learner pool (100% moveable floor), confidence water, 200 station gym, spinning studio, enhanced cafe and bistro, youth gym, creche and soft play, two exercise studios, four court sports hall and a climbing wall.
Verulamium Spa is unique with its setting, integrated within a leisure and fitness centre. The main aspirations were to absorb and to echo the heritage of the site (Verulamium Park) in the design, layout and finishes and unite with modern spa features. The desire was to make the spectacular views of St. Albanâ€™s Cathedral to be enjoyed as part of the Spa experience.
29 Swiss Cottage Swiss Cottage is a 34,000m2 redevelopment in North London, designed to act as a catalyst for the regeneration whilst providing a landmark civil amenity within a mixed-use development. The scheme comprises housing, of which 75% is private and 25% affordable, a community centre with both childcare and doctorâ€™s facilities, retail units and a new leisure centre.
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SPACE & PLACE has designed a number of facilities that contain Ice Sports for both professionals teams and public use. These projects include: Dundonald International Ice Bowl A new complex to replace the existing centre. The mixed use facility will contain an international standard ice rink for both ice hockey and skating (top left).
Coventry SkyDome Arena (Planet Ice) A 3,000 seat multi-purpose arena and home to the Coventry Blaze Ice hockey team. It is used for public ice skating sessions, ice skating lessons, ice hockey, concerts and various other events. Brighton Arena The arena is planned with both a public ice hall and a 3,000 seats arena to hold professional ice teams, and ice entertainment events. The centre will also hold restaurants and housing.
The Peak, Stirling The centre contains a state of the art curling rink used by Team GB for Winter Olympic training (bottom left).
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Whinhill Primary School Whinhill Primary School remodelled and extended a former 1970s primary school, to create a new primary, nursery and specialist Gaelic language unit for 500 children.
St. Andrews Primary School A new home for the amalgamated Sacred Heart and St. Gabrielâ€™s Primary School, this development improved existing legibility and circulation and provided new kitchen, dining and library areas. The existing 1960s building was completely reclad to totally transform the schools appearance.
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St. Columbas Secondary School, Inverclyde The substantial remodelling and rebuilding of the existing school provides a state of the art learning environment for 600 pupils, including sports facilities, IT suites, technical, science and home economics labs, social and study spaces.
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Tertiary Education University of Nottingham, School of Architecture SPACE & PLACE maximised the use of natural lighting and ventilation for this competitionwinning design of new studio spaces for the School of Architecture.
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