Coventry Waterpark & Leisure Centre
Desco delivered the M&E design on the ambitious Coventry Waterpark; a new waterpark and leisure centre based in the heart of the city centre, designed to replace the existing but failing Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre.
The 3-storey waterpark will be home to a 25m pool and main pool hall containing a wave pool, lazy river and a number of leisure rides, a fitness suite, climbing wall, squash courts, dance studio and a day spa.
The leisure rides include the Navigator – a waterpark version of a rollercoaster which has both uphill and downhill drops in a tube – and a Speed Slide with a thrilling drop of 20 metres. A whirlpool style ride featuring a plunge pool also features. Each ride will be complemented by light and sound features for an immersive ride experience.
The iconic building is to be round in shape, which has been designed to symbolise the city’s weaving past, with the outside appearing to be wrapped in a swirling ribbon.
The project is expected to be completed in 2018, with hopes of attracting 1.3m guests per year.