Project: Everybody @ Alderley Park Leisure Centre, Macclesfield, UK
Client: Pozzoni Architecture
Everybody @ Alderley Park is a state of the art health and fitness facility in the heart of Cheshire which opened in October 2019.
Designed by Pozzoni Architecture on behalf of property developers Bruntwood SciTech, the £4m Alderley Park Sports Complex replaced the previous 40-year-old facility and boasts a range of modern indoor and outdoor facilities, within the landscaped grounds of Alderley Park.
With its simple plan and form, materials have been given special consideration to lift the design from the ordinary to the extraordinary, defining a building with a real sense of place. Taking cues from its woodland setting, the new leisure centre is clad in vertical fins made from high performance composite timber Dura Cladding.
The Dura Cladding gives the building a striking and unique appearance, and is offset beautifully by the gabion retaining walls, which contain recycled materials from the construction site.
Everybody @ Alderley Park is the Winner of the Specifi Manchester Architecture Project of the Year 2020. It is also shortlisted for the Insider North West Property Award 2020 (Design Excellence category) and the National Building & Construction Award 2020 (Project of the Year up to £10 million category).