Britannia Leisure Centre at Hackney in London Opens
The opening of an outstanding new community leisure centre that supports healthy lifestyles for residents in Hackney has taken a giant step forward with Morgan Sindall Construction successfully completing works on the Britannia Leisure Centre in Hackney in London. The high quality project, which was delivered for Hackney Council and procured through the Southern Construction Framework, forms part of the first phase of an ambitious mixed-use community development located next to Shoreditch Park, alongside a new secondary school with sixth form and residential properties.
The completed Hackney Britannia Leisure Centre has a range of brand new facilities suited to all levels of sporting expertise and interest. Set over four storeys, the stacked leisure centre features an impressive six-lane, 25 metre main pool with access to a steam room and sauna and a 20 metre by 10 metre training pool with movable floor and sensory lighting installation. There is also a splash ‘leisure water’ facility for children and families to enjoy, equipped with water features and a 15 metre high water flume.
Britannia Leisure Centre also boasts a large fitness suite with five flexible studio spaces, a six-court indoor sports hall, four squash courts, two five-a-side football pitches and two tennis courts on the roof of the building, along with a café and public toilets which will be available for use by the local community and people visiting Shoreditch park.
The Hackney Britannia Leisure Centre features rooftop areas for football and tennis with amazing views of Central London
The project team put in place a number of initiatives to minimise disruption to the local community during the construction works, including organised delivery planning, providing an alternative entrance to the existing leisure centre, and creating two dog stations with water bowls and waste bins in Shoreditch Park.
Morgan Sindall Construction partnered with a number of local community organisations, including the Hackney-based Shoreditch Trustcharity, to engage with the residents, enhance equality and diversity, and ensure the social value of the project was felt by the local community.
Once the new leisure centre is open in late June, work will start on demolishing the old centre.