Haven Point, South Shields
Client: South Tyneside Council
Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear
Awards: Architizer - Special Mention 2016 | RIBA Awards 2015 - RIBA North East Award winner | RIBA Awards 2015 - RIBA North East Project Architect of the Year Award winner | RICS Awards 2015 - Highly Commended for Tourism & Leisure
LA architects were appointed by South Tyneside Council in 2007 to provide a new pools complex in South Shields. As designs developed, the opportunity to include other facilities arose, including an outdoor amphitheatre, terraces for events/exhibitions and a sunbathing area. The facilities include an 8 lane 25m pool, a teaching pool, leisure water, fitness suite, studios, multipurpose rooms and a café/restaurant.
The centre was officially opened on 22 November 2013 by HRH the Duke of Cambridge and Council Leader Councillor Iain Malcolm, who stated: "Haven Point is a world-class facility and demonstrates our continued commitment to investing in the future of our residents and attracting more visitors to the Borough.” www.southtyneside.info/article/20164/HRH-The-Duke-of-Cambridge-Opens-Haven-Point