Our Mission

Client: Forest Heath & St Edmundsbury Councils
Value: £1,300,000
Duration: May 2018 - February 2019

Haverhill Leisure Centre

Key Features

  • This development included new parkour and climbing environments, a brand new soft play area, new gym changing rooms and the addition of a wellness suite
  • The new gym, fitness suite, and changing rooms were relocated to the first floor
  • The café was also improved and moved to the ground floor as part of the new layout
  • On the completely overhauled first floor the new facilities include new changing rooms, an extended gym, super-sized studio spaces for an increased range of high demand classes including new virtual body combat, and body pump classes
  • On the ground floor there is the Self Centre, brand new to Haverhill, and offering mindful classes in disciplines such as yoga, pilates, meditation as well as individual therapies by appointment, a new café, the children’s soft play area, with dedicated children’s party space, X-Height indoor climbing experience, parkours and two courts


Challenges and Solutions

  • The schedule began with work to redevelop the first floor of the leisure centre between late May and early September followed by ground floor work from September to December
  • As the building remained in use throughout the works our delivery programme was phased to cause the minimum amount of disruption
  • The gym and pool remained open as normal with no changes to the programme


Client Comments

  • John Griffiths, leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council said “I was delighted to experience first-hand the terrific response to the new facilities. This is another investment in the success and future of Haverhill. I have seen and heard so many positive comments.”
  • Sarah Howard, Chair of Abbeycroft Leisure, the not for profit organisation that manages St Edmundsbury’s leisure facilities, and which contributed £200,000 to the project said: “I was supposed to be there for half an hour and I stayed for three hours because it was just fantastic watching the families coming in and saying ‘Wow, just look at this’. And so many times the comment was ‘What a wonderful thing for Haverhill”.