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Alderley Park Sports Complex opens to public

A £4m gym and sports complex, designed by Pozzoni Architecture on behalf of property developers Bruntwood SciTech, has opened in Cheshire.

Alderley Park. Please credit Tamara Shiner
Alderley Park. Please credit Tamara Shiner

The Alderley Park Sports Complex offers a range of modern indoor and outdoor facilities within the landscaped grounds of Alderley Park near Alderley Edge.

Operated by local charitable trust, Everybody Sport & Recreation, the 2000sq m leisure complex features a four-court sports hall, fitness suite and a group exercise studio. A dedicated group cycle studio has been designed with no external glazing, enabling it to host immersive events such as the Les Mills ‘The Trip’ experience.

Outside, three floodlit tennis courts and a 5-a-side 3G football pitch are served by their own changing facilities as well as dedicated changing rooms for match officials.

To reflect its natural and landscaped surroundings, Pozzoni’s designs for Alderley Park Leisure Centre include complementary and reconstituted materials wherever possible. The eye-catching vertical fins - made from recycled plastics and wood - mimic the surrounding woodland, while a Gabion wall employs stone from across the site. 

“We were given a unique, off-piste brief and a stunning site to work with. From the outset, we tried to bring the feeling of being outdoors into our designs for the building,” says Martin Bransby, director at Pozzoni Architecture. 

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