heston leisure centre

Heston Leisure Centre

The new Heston Leisure Centre sits gently within the landscape of Heston Park.

The centre includes a 25m pool, learner pool, gym, dance studios and health spa. Our services included M&E and acoustic design, producing Employer's Requirements to procure a design and build contractor. We were also appointed to provide BREEAM and Soft Landings.

Our initial consideration was to focus on the the Leisure Centre's form, fabric and fixed installations to minimise its intrinsic energy consumption. We worked in close conjunction with Studio E from an early stage to influence the shape, form, orientation, glazing and internal layout of each building. Using outputs from building physics analysis software, this maximised the potential for good quality daylighting while minimising the effects of glare.

Heat recovery is used where possible, with air handling units specified with high efficiency heat exchangers wherever appropriate.

Heston Leisure Centre achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating.


Studio E Architects Ltd






London Borough of Hounslow

Kilian O'Sullivan Info
Rooflights and tall windows provide a beautiful, well daylit environment to swim in
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The lighting and daylighting scheme is carefully integrated with the architecture. In the Cafe, ring light fittings are a feature of the space, while also providing focused illumation to tables.
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Brise Soleil on the exterior facade helps to reduce solar heat gains in the Main Entrance Lobby
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Integral LED strip light fittings within the balustrade illuminate the stairs
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Rooflights provide natural daylight to the first floor landing and a perforated ceiling controls reverberation
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The BREEAM 'Very Good' scheme makes use of heat recovery where possible, with all air handling units specified with high efficiency heat exchangers