Dulwich Leisure Centre

Dulwich Leisure Centre is one of several London Borough of Southwark leisure facilities to have been refurbished in recent years. The centre has served the local community since 1891, originally as Dulwich Public Baths.
WGI was selected by Buxton Building Contractors, on the basis of a successful track record in the sport and leisure sector, to support its tender submission for the 3,600m2 Grade II listed centre and two other local facilities.
The brief covered a complete upgrade of the building and facilities whilst preserving and enhancing important historical features. Further requirements included a substantial increase in dry sports facilities, provision of a café and crèche and facilitation of inclusive use by disabled and ethnic groups.
WGI's role was as lead designer and provision of full architectural services for the two-phase, £5 million project.
New facilities, extensive remodelling and attractive and innovative design have resulted in substantially increased business and staff retention. Innovative design and materials have also combined to reduce environmental impact and reduced operating costs.

Date: 2010
Location: Southwark, London
Client: Buxton Const. (for LB of Southwark)
Value: £5m
Service: Architecture: Full Design