Harrogate Leisure & Wellness Centre
To deliver a major refurbishment of the existing facilities, bringing them up to a modern standard and providing high quality activity areas for the local community.
Client: North Yorkshire Council
Project value: £13.5 million
About the Project
This project saw a major refurbishment of the existing facilities at the previously named Harrogate Hydro, now called Harrogate Leisure & Wellness Centre.
New facilities include a new 400sqm fitness suite, a Les Mills immersive cycle studio, a sauna and steam suite, plus a reconfigured reception and café.
Works have also included extending the building’s footprint and substantial reimagining throughout to create a bright, modern offering more in keeping with the needs of today’s vibrant and diverse community.
Existing pool and leisure facilities have been completely overhauled. In the pool, a new diving structure has been installed so the centre can continue to support up and coming diving talent in the way that it has done for Olympians, such as Jack Laugher MBE and Oliver Dingley.
Outside, the building has been remodelled to complement the surrounding environment with landscaping, a reconfigured car park, bicycle storage and electric vehicle charging points. As well as this, energy efficient, air source heat pumps will replace the existing gas boilers, and 250 solar panels have been installed along with new energy monitoring and control systems.