The new, state of the art, Ebbw Vale Sports Centre, offers facility users many opportunities to participate in sport & recreation. The Ebbw Vale Sports Centre project comprises a 6000 sq metre centre providing sporting facilities to the adjacent schools – the Ebbw Fawr Learning Community – and the surrounding community. The centre boasts a range of sporting facilities, including swimming pools, a fitness suite and four multi-use games areas (MUGA). The project is being funded by the Welsh Government and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. The two-storey building is built from a steel frame construction, curtain walling and a mix of terracotta, Kalzip and ALUCOBOND® rain screen cladding. The building is meeting BREEAM standards of ‘excellent’ and Secure by Design.
Prior to work started on the project the site was an industrialised piece of land known as the Steel Works, so before we could start construction of the new centre we had to get the land back into shape. There was no infrastructure, no road links whatsoever and the land contained many existing obstacles and constraints such as basements, which provided a few challenges. Our existing sports centre was nearing the end of its life before we started on this new centre, so the creation of this facility is vital for the continuation of sporting provisions in the community.
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Project Architect, Simon Jennings
+ Project facts
Project: EBBW Vale Leisure Centre, The Works, Steelwords Road, Ebbw Vale, Wales, UK
Building Owner: Gwent Council
Planning (Architect): BDP, London
Fabricator/Installer: Booth Muirie Ltd / Prater Ltd
Year of construction: 2013
Facade Material: ALUCOBOND® White 16 &Lemon 200
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