In the fast lane with Craigavon’s new multi-million pound South Lake Leisure Centre
An expansive multi-use sports and leisure facility, South Lake Leisure Centre is one of the most significant recent investments in health, fitness and wellbeing in Northern Ireland. Designed by McAdam Design Ltd and undertaken by ABC Council, the cutting-edge building has been specifically designed for people with disabilities, providing accessibility for all users.
Located overlooking the stunning Craigavon Lakes, South Lake Leisure Centre features a brand new 50 metre, eight-lane swimming pool, a young children’s indoor leisure water feature, a 1,000m² state-of-the-art gym, as well as a multi-court sports hall, squash courts, multiple studios, soft play area, a health & wellbeing suite and an on-site café. It also incorporates an outdoor water sports provision offering a wide range of water based activities including windsurfing, water skiing and paddle sports.
Metal Technology Ltd supplied its architectural glazing systems for the project through approved fabricator D&K Architectural Systems to project supply chain partner Farrans. The façade glazing package included its System 17 Curtain Walling, System 4-35Hi+ Thermal Casement Windows, System 5-20DHi+ Thermal Doors, System 22 Brise Soleil and System 23 Louvres. As showcased by this development, all of Metal Technology’s systems are designed to perform seamlessly together to deliver the desired aesthetic and performance standards.
Commenting on the project, Tony Rosbotham, Architectural Advisor / Business Development Manager at Metal Technology says, “The design team wanted to deliver large grids of curtain walling to provide as much of a glass wall façade effect as possible and this was achieved by installing larger mullions and transoms from our suite of profiles. A bespoke Brise Soleil bracket was also utilised to integrate our solar shading solution into the curtain walling. We are delighted with how the façade looks aesthetically and the level of light introduced into the building through the large panes of glass, which is great for a public use facility.”
Metal Technology’s glazing solutions offer complete design flexibility for creative expression, with the assurance of value engineered structural, weather and security performance.