Formby Swimming Pool

Formby Swimming Pool

This £7.3 million scheme has transformed a town centre football ground into a new public park and a swimming pool, fitness suite and cafe, giving the town and community a new focus and forming a civic presence in the High Street.

This £7.3 million scheme has transformed a town centre football ground into a new public park and a swimming pool, fitness suite and cafe, giving the town and community a new focus and forming a civic presence in the High Street.

The site is sandwiched between the ‘public’ environment of the town centre and more private residential areas. The scheme is designed so that the building relates to a sequence of landscape spaces which are designed to draw people through the site from both directions.

Sustainability was a key issue for both client and architect and this, together with the architect’s experience of pool buildings, led to the choice of timber for structure and cladding.

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