The centre provides a 4 lane community pool and a second intermediate pool capable of operating independently. Flexible changing rooms allow both pools to operate concurrently or interdependently providing facilities for special user groups where privacy is required. At ground floor, a community library animates the busy Stockport Road whilst at first floor a 60 station health and fitness gymnasium and a community studio provide active uses to the building frontage and visual interest.
An important part of the design brief was that the centre is highly visible from the busy Stockport Road. AHR achieved this by locating the library at the front of the ground floor and the fitness suite on the first floor facing the main road, maintaining high visibility. Extensive glazing A series of double height glass feature panels provide contrast to the neutral brickwork and glazing to further animate the façade and wrap into a covered recessed space, marking the entrance.
The building is primarily clad in traditional brickwork in keeping with the local context and references the predominant slate roofs across Levenshulme.
Unlike many practices, AHR has over 175 years working across a majority of sectors. This long and rich history offers our clients extensive experience in almost all building types and an insight to address their specific needs.
JB MORRELL LIBRARY & HARRY FAIRHURST BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF YORK