BE has recently completed works for Willmott Dixon in their handover of the new £15.8m Bingham Arena and Enterprise Centre to Rushcliffe Borough Council, comprising of a leisure centre, community hall and self-contained offices.
The development consists of a two-storey leisure centre featuring two swimming pools, a fitness gym and workout studios; a 300-person capacity community hall with staging and seating; and a two-storey office block.
The facility is 78% more efficient in terms of carbon emissions than other leisure centres in the borough and 82% more than similar office developments.
The leisure centre houses an innovative 25m Myrtha Pool, which utilises a steel-frame rather than a traditional concrete solution. This design feature alone reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 45%. The pool will also has added strength and resistance to chemicals and corrosives needed in a pool environment due to its chromium-rich alloy, which in turn will offer a longer life span.
Photovoltaics (PV) are installed on the roof of the office building and combined heat and power (CHP) engines power the pool. Other measures include air source heat pumps, water efficiency measures and LED lighting.
In order to make sure the facility operates at peak efficiency, the Willmott Dixon team will be using their Energy SynergyTM service to track in-use energy performance against design. This will ensure the facility achieves Rushcliffe Borough Council’s energy efficiency goals and supports their ambitions of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
- Part L Energy Assessment
- CIBSE TM54 Operational Energy Assessment