The complex is the result of years of consultation with local businesses and residents to ensure that it aligned with what they hoped to see in their new leisure facility.
Run by SECBE, the awards recognize excellence in the built environment across London and the South East. This year’s awards comprise of fifteen categories, celebrating the best in industry, from finished projects and innovative design to people development and sustainability.
Put forward by both HLM Architects and Faithful+Gould, and delivered with Pelikaan Contracution, Carnival Hub is a modern, energy efficient facility which houses multiple community assets under one roof. The project is a significant part of Wokingham Council’s town centre regeneration, comprising a leisure centre complex complete with splash pad, pools and spa facilities, a café, library and multi-use halls.
The complex is the result of years of consultation with local businesses and residents to ensure that it aligned with what they hoped to see in their new leisure facility. Providing a 75% reduction in energy use as compared to the previous centre, Carnival Hub supports the council’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2030 as well as its commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities for the community.
Claire Wakelin, Project Lead, commented:
“To have been part of the Carnival Hub project from its inception and to see what has been achieved is transformational. The co-location of facilities to create a multi-layered community facility that has sustainability at its core is an achievement all the team at HLM are very proud to have been a part of, and to see being recognized for these two outstanding awards categories.”