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The Louisa Centre

Client: Derwentside District Council

Location: Stanley, County Durham

Completed: 2004

Structures: WSP

M&E: AE Robb

Contractor: Morrison Construction


In partnership with Derwentside District Council, LA architects were able to secure 95% National Lottery funding to support the regeneration of this existing, desperately underused, sports building. 

Designed to improve the lives of those that work in the building as well as those that use its facilities, the Centre contains a 7 lane 25m pool and a separate teaching pool, a full fitness suite and refurbished sports hall and studios.  There is also public space with a café/bar area and a crèche, forming a focal point for the community. The budget for this project was extremely restrictive and drove the need for a high quality design solution.