Ashington Community and Leisure Facility

ClientNorthumberland County Council

LocationNewcastle upon Tyne

Project TypeLeisure

CompletionDecember 2015

Value£16.5m

Area6,800sqm

The brief was to design an integrated community and leisure facility that would make a real difference in terms of skills, health and work opportunities – acting as a catalyst for economic growth, social improvement and enhanced wellbeing.

Wet leisure accommodation includes a 25m swimming pool with spectator seating, a studio pool and a beauty treatment spa. These spaces have been finished to a high quality to create an environment typically associated with an exclusive fitness club.

The dry leisure accommodation provides sporting facilities within a flexible six court sports hall with extensive floor space and equipment, two multi purpose studios, a dedicated indoor cycling studio, a new gym with 80 fitness stations and a soft play area.

Ryder has shown creativity, innovation and imagination in designing the Ashington Community and Leisure Centre.  The attention to detail demonstrated by the team at Ryder has been most impressive.

Peter Mcintyre, Group Managing Director, Arch

We are delighted with the design and delivery of the project and have no hesitation in recommending Ronnie Graham and his team – they have been a pleasure to work with, totally professional and reliable and we have full confidence in them.

Peter Mcintyre, Group Managing Director, Arch

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