Braunstone Leisure Centre
Xspan Makes a Big Splash With S&P
Xtralite made a big splash with the Nottingham office of Architects and Interior Designers S&P when they were selected to design and supply five barrel vaults and rooflights for the new £10 million leisure centre at Braunstone, in Leicester.
Xtralite’s combination of impressive design and competitive pricing got the green light from S&P for the design and manufacture of the Braunstone rooflights.
Mark Gowdridge from S&P Architects said:
"There were design elements to Xtralite’s rooflights that were an aesthetic improvement over the competitor’s products. Their framing system was narrower and gave a better aspect when looking up towards the rooflight and the condensation tray was designed to divert excess water away from the pool, which was very important. This improved detailing, plus a very competitive price made it all in all a very good package."
The state of the art leisure centre uses natural light from three barrel vaults located above the main pool and two above the training pool.A corridor running from the main reception to the rear of the building, known as the ‘street’ is also naturally lit using Xtralite’s glass rooflights.
Once installed the rooflights passed the BRE Part L pressure and leakage test and give the new facility a bright and airy feel which is recognised as a key factor in modern leisure centre design.
The new centre has also created a splash with the people of Braunstone, receiving over 16,000 visitors through its doors during the first two weeks of opening.