Kershaw at Peak Fitness with New Sports and Leisure Centre

September 26 2014

The residents of High Wycombe are set to benefit from significantly enhanced health and fitness facilities when their existing provision is replaced by the brand new, £25m Wycombe Sports and Leisure Centre.

The M&E package has been won by Kershaw Mechanical Services who will be designing and installing full building services on the project which is part of Wycombe District Council’s wider Handy Cross Hub redevelopment that also includes a new quality food store, a new coach-way park and ride, a multi-storey car park and new spine road.

The 10,750m² sports and leisure complex will have a 50m swimming pool with eight lanes, a sub-aqua dive pit, four indoor bowls rinks, two squash courts, a multi-purpose 12 court sports hall, a dance studio, a 150 station fitness suite, a climbing wall, two meeting / party rooms, changing rooms, a café and vending area as well as staff offices.
Kershaw Mechanical Services will install a CHP unit, biomass woodchip boiler and three gas fired boilers which together will heat the building and the water for the pools. There will be a natural ventilation system together with VRF air conditioning supply to the fitness suite, dance studio, meeting / party rooms and office. Other M&E elements include fan coil units, radiant panels, under-floor heating, CCTV and security systems, fire alarm, power and lighting.

Ian Greenstock, Sales Director for Kershaw Mechanical Services said “Our previous experience of M&E delivery in the health and fitness sector, on projects such as Cambridge University Sports Centre, Edgbaston International Tennis Centre, and the David Lloyd Leisure Centres in Cambridge and Hatfield, will enable us to deliver a first class installation for Wycombe District Council in line with their expectations for a flagship facility.”

The main contractor is long-term Kershaw partner, Willmott Dixon and the centre is due for completion by Autumn 2015.