Saunders Boston Architects gives fresh look to Norfolk leisure centre

A £1.5 million renovation of Long Stratton Leisure Centre, Norfolk is complete and open for use by the general public. Cambridge-based Saunders Boston Architects, working alongside Alliance Leisure and main contractor Etec Group, designed the development to increase health and wellbeing in the local community by improving the existing facilities of the leisure centre and providing a variety of exciting new additions.

The renovation incorporates an 80-station gym, including a sprint track and fitness rig, two fitness studios, a four court sports halls, a floodlit 3G artificial grass pitch, as well as new changing rooms and shower provisions.

Based on market knowledge and insight, Saunders Boston Architects has designed the leisure centre to provide much more than just a place for exercise by incorporating a two-storey extension that features a new café, a soft play area and multi-purpose studio spaces. The combination of facilities ensures all members of the community have the opportunity to participate in an active life style, while also being able to relax and socialise.

Nathan Swift, Saunders Boston Architects Director, said: “Our design for Long Stratton Leisure Centre has a community focus at its core; so seeing the work completed and in use is the most exciting and rewarding moment of the project – we can’t wait to see the benefit in the local community.”

The leisure centre, owned by The South Norfolk Council, has been designed to not only improve existing facilities, but also meet the needs of new residents who will inhabit over 1,800 homes planned to be built in the village.saun