Bailey has provided a curved fascia for the Subtropical Swimming Paradise building at Center Parcs Woburn Forest. Center Parcs is renowned for its swimming pools, turning children and adults alike into water babies with lots of water experiences to enjoy amongst lush tropical plants. Bailey was thrilled to have contributed to the design and build of the water adventure destination at Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire.
Nestled in the heart of the forest, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise building at Woburn Forest blends into the woodland environment. A contributing factor to the building’s beautiful design is Bailey’s curved fascia, which wraps around the curtain wall and consists of approximately 80 curved panels, ranging in size from 1500mm to 3000mm in length. Bailey’s soffits create the inner curved effect of the frame and are arched in elevation to visually open up the frame. Sub-contractors, Metclad, fitted the Bailey fascia and soffits.
Designed by Holder Mathias Architects, the brief provided by Center Parcs was to design a modern but emotionally warm building, hence the curved effect of the exterior, which welcomes guests in. Bailey’s high-quality, design-led products, partnered with expert advice and installation information, helped Holder Mathias architects achieve the modern but timeless quality indicative of the Center Parcs brand.
Holder Mathias’ Associate Director, David Gallimore, said: "Main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland and their cladding contractor Metclad shared our view of how important this challenging three-dimensional assembly was going to be to the success of the building. It was a good decision to turn to Bailey for their bespoke fascia and soffit system as we needed products that would stand the test of time and accurately form the shape to deliver an eye-catching frame for the glass wall.”