Cambridge-based Saunders Boston Architects continues its commitment to improving local leisure and community facilities with a £1.8 million refurbishment design for Newmarket Leisure Centre – the first phase of which is due for completion by the end of the year.
The architects’ design incorporates a range of improvements to the existing centre, including an extension to the gym to facilitate and encourage the local community to lead an active lifestyle. On top of this, the practice has designed a variety of additional features, such as a soft play area with dedicated sensory space, an enhanced café, and studios offering classes such as yoga, Pilates, and meditation to encourage mindfulness and mental wellbeing in the community.
Nathan Swift, Director at Saunders Boston Architects, said: “Ensuring that leisure facilities are meeting the needs of local communities is so important, which is why we put people at the centre of our designs. Leisure centres provide more than a place for exercise, but a place for relaxation and socialising – so it’s great to be able to retain the centre’s history while adapting it for the modern-day gym-goer.
“The leisure centre, managed by Abbeycroft Leisure, has been modernised over the years but this latest refurbishment is set to revolutionise and adapt the centre for years to come.”