New Gym - Chelmsford Sports & Athletics Centre
Chelmsford City Council
Peter Emptage Architects
Pentaco Construction were contracted to construct a new first floor extension to the existing sports and leisure facility at the Chelmsford Sports & Athletics Centre. The works involved constructing a steel frame within the existing changing rooms, removal of the flat roof, installation of a new precast concrete first floor and subsequent formation of a new gymnasium building above.
The leisure facility remained open for the entirety of the works and so segregation of works areas from the public was of paramount importance. The new gym area was enclosed with composite sheet panelling and a single ply roofing system. The works also included for new mechanical & electrical systems as well as reinstatement and refurbishment of the existing changing rooms to complete the build. The new facility also boasts a viewing balcony and judges viewing area which overlooks the existing athletics running track.