Becontree Leisure Centre
NAME:Becontree Leisure Centre
SECTOR:Leisure and Recreation
BREEAM Very Good
TYPE OF WORK:New Build
This landmark building, located on a major junction within the heart of Dagenham, features outstanding leisure facilities for the local community.
The iconic venue replaces the Dagenham Pool and the Wood Lane Sports Centre and provides stunning leisure and fitness facilities, including a unique 10 lane 25m competition pool with moveable floor and a learning pool, a 500 seat viewing gallery, a four court sports hall, an 80-station fitness suite, a martial arts suite, a climbing wall, soft play area and crèche, and café.
The facility was delivered on time and on budget, despite diversion of all essential utilities and the logistical issues associated with a building, which is sited on a major arterial road and covering 100% of the footprint.
An integral part of team’s commitment to the people of Dagenham was the instigation of a comprehensive community liaison programme, involving provision of training for local apprentices and engagement with local schools and resident groups.