Kirkby Leisure Centre

Kirkby Leisure Centre is an award winning centre which has provided the town with its first-ever swimming pool.

Desco designed the mechanical, electrical and pool water services for the new £15.5 million Kirkby Leisure Centre in Nottingham. The award-winning leisure centre, which opened in August 2022, offers a range of facilities for the community and is run by Everyone Active.

The two-storey state-of-the-art building includes a range of facilities including an 85-station gym, a 25-metre swimming pool, a children’s splash pad area inspired by Sherwood Forest, a group exercise studio, five fun climb walls, a group cycling studio, soft play area, four-court sports hall, and a café. Guests can also benefit from a sauna and steam room, hire a meeting room, make use of a sensory room and a Mary Rose Health Hub. The sports hall can become a cinema facility with 196 retractable seats, one element showing how the building was designed for future growth.

As part of a renewed contract with Everyone Active, Kirkby Leisure Centre also received a share of £440,000, to invest in low-carbon initiatives to help reduce their carbon footprint and running costs.

The centre won the Regeneration and Restoration Project of the Year category at the East Midlands Property Awards 2023 and was described as having a positive impact on the community’s health and wellbeing and providing the first-ever swimming pool for the town.

The team for Kirkby Leisure Centre included Faithful & Gould, GT3 Architects, Desco, Hadron, Enginuiti and Kier Construction.


Kirkby Leisure Centre





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