Wilmslow Leisure Centre

Construction value:


Design team:


Cheshire East Council

End user: 

Everybody Sport and Recreation Trust

M&E Contractor: 

CM Oxendale

This has been a positive experience and the investment provides the potential for maintenance free, improved environmental conditions for customers. If ever asked, I would certainly recommend any of the engineers and contractors I have worked with, on this contract.

Michael Harding - Manager at Everybody Sport and Recreation Trust

Wimslow Leisure Centre is an existing building offering a range of leisure facilities.

The centre required a total refurbishment, to the existing services, to improve the efficiency of the venue.


Due to the age, deteriorating condition of the MEP services and the plant, within the centre, BSD were appointed to provide a stage 4 detailed design.

This would be to replace the existing ground floor pool boilers, flue, heating pumps, air handling units, BMS, domestic hot water storage; together with the dryside boilers, ventilation and local air handling plant.

The main challenge was delivery of the scheme without causing disruption to staff and customers, as the centre had to remain open until the refurbishment was completed. Operating times were generally 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week. the works were programmed across several phases to prevent areas being inaccessible to the public.


BSD provided a temporary boiler solution to enable the centre to continue to operate during the refurbishment. This allowed for a phased installation to take place, allowing a long-term solution, to ensure the facility was still generating revenue.


The centre now operates efficiently throughout the year, comfortably for users, whilst minimising energy consumption and in turn reducing running costs.