Building Product Design has provided their Kingfisher acoustic louvres for the £18.6m Bert Williams Leisure Centre. The 5600m2 three storey building features Kingfisher’s KW75Z louvres finished in pastel turquoise (RAL6034) as a prominent architectural feature which simultaneously provides effective screening and ventilation to the plant located behind the façade.
Installed by Roofdec for main contractor Shepherd Construction, the Kingfisher louvres yield a 58% free area delivering a combination of good airflow and weather protection. Over 700 aluminium blades, ranging from 900mm to 3000mm long, have been individually engineered, and where appropriate mitred, to create a seamless join between the louvres and curved façade cladding and glazing.
The new centre includes 25m eight-lane swimming pool, studio pool, dance/aerobic studio, badminton courts, sports hall, squash courts, crèche and a 100 station health & fitness area.