High Wycombe Leisure Centre

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Project Details

Client
Wycombe District

Council Project Manager
MACE

Architect
AFLS&P

Contractor
Willmott Dixon

Value
£39 million

Contract Period
87 weeks

Procurement Type
2-stage open book Form of Contract NEC 3 option A

Size
16,506 m2

Apprentices Employed
11

Project Summary

  • For the design and construction of a new sports and leisure centre.
  • A multi storey car park, coach park and ride terminal with a car park.
  • Infrastructure works within the site.
  • Construction of two new junctions along the adjacent A404 with further junction improvements.

The swimming pool caters for everyone, from elite athletes right the way through the community and teaching beginners of all ages to swim is tremendous. Around the country, swimming facilities are very, very expensive to run so when I heard the leisure centre was moving, the concern was that a lot of councils are doing away with swimming pools. The centre shows the commitment Wycombe has put into the community. The Sports centre, old and new, is much more than elite athletes, we do have athletes training here that will be in Rio in a few months time and that is a great thing, but it is about getting the community active and involved and the number of clubs involved here is incredible.

We’ve tried to make sure the specification meets what people wanted. Quite frankly I’m very impressed.