Craiglockhart Leisure Centre, Edinburgh

CDA was appointed by Edinburgh Leisure to extend and refurbish an existing leisure centre in Craiglockhart, Edinburgh. The existing building offered limited facilities including a badminton hall, changing room, squash courts and fitness suites all of which required substantial upgrading. The brief called for a complete overhaul and reorganisation of the existing facilities providing new squash courts, enhanced fitness suites and refurbishing the existing changing facilities. The proposals also included substantial extensions to provide a large gym area and reorganisation of the plan to form an enlarged and more welcoming entrance / reception area in a more centralised position.

The existing fabric of the centre, both internal and well as external, was under-performing with worn-out finishes and little or no insulation. As a result, the building was re-clad with an insulated render for the majority of surfaces and an insulated metal cladding elsewhere. The existing roofs were also insulated and a new single ply membrane applied.

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  • Client − Edinburgh Leisure
  • Main Contractor − Reywood Construction
  • Project Manager − Hardies
  • Architect − CDA
  • Structural Engineer − Will Rudd Davidson
  • Services Engineer − The Keenan Consultancy
  • Quantity Surveyor − Hardies
  • Photography − © CDA