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Green Fields Sports & Leisure Centre, Whitwick

The scheme was developed as an attempt to modernise and refresh the area of Whitwick, starting with the existing Hermitage centre. This was to go hand-in-hand with the local council’s push on accessibility and the general health of the residence. The Green Fields Sports and Leisure is proposed as the catalyst for change and the poster building of urbanising the area.

Demolishing the existing Hermitage Centre and replacing it with a modern, adaptive and innovative facility will act as a flagship building of the change within the area while paying homage to the history and surrounding buildings of Whitwick via the material choices and colour palette.

Nico Martin
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Nico Martin
Architectural Technology
Pool Hall

Pool Hall

Project Overview

The overall project was to create and establish a central sports hub within the area Whitwick. The sports hub would provide the means to perform many different activities and get the local population active to improve general health as a direct response to the council aims. The Green Fields Sports and Leisure Centre itself will provide an 8-lane championship pool with the addition of a learner pool with a moveable pool floor, a 5 court sports hall, 60 station gym with free weight area, studios complete with moveable walls as well as spectator seating overlooking the pool. In terms of the masterplan of the scheme, the site will be developed to house a 11-A-Side 4G football pitch with viewing stands, 3 tennis courts with a tennis pavilion, winding cycle path connecting to the local national cycle route and smaller activity zones across the site. The scheme has taken the opportunity of the scale of the site and built upon the existing facilities offered by the existing Hermitage Centre.

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