Coalville Leisure Centre


Client: Everyone Active

Location: Coalville, Leicestershire

Construction Value: £22m

OOBE has designed a series of vibrant outdoor spaces for Coalville Leisure Centre in Leicestershire. The concept of the landscape design was to respond sensitively to the surrounding rural environment whilst creating a new valuable resource in the heart of North West Leicestershire for both local residents and visitors.

The design of Coalville Leisure centre is set within a wooded setting on the northern outskirts of Coalville and links the town centre into the Hermitage Recreation Ground. Provision has been implemented for an exercise trail enclosing a large area of amenity grass with a mown footpath guiding visitors through the space.

An adventure trail is proposed within the existing woodland and a separate informal play area will be located within the woodland, directly in front of the building. Coppiced woodland belts and swathes of wildflower planting run through the site to add ecological interest and improve biodiversity.

A sensitive landscape design helping to deliver health benefits for the local community

The design comprises of the proposed building with swimming pool and sports facilities and associated landscape. The landscape proposals consist of a large sweeping entrance route that leads visitors up the proposed buildings entrance plaza with space for café spill out.

A trim trail takes visitors from the building around the extent of the site with exercise stations and picnic opportunities located at key points throughout the journey. A series of rain gardens and permeable paving have been proposed to assist in reducing surface runoff and to help mitigate flooding.

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