Client: Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester
OOBE are part of the Willmott Dixon led team which designed the new £15m Oldham Leisure Centre which is now open. The Council’s vision is that the flagship facility will revitalise the town centre and enable Oldham to hold regional and televised competitions which will put the town on the national sporting map. OOBE’s designs for the public realm create a dynamic and fun setting for the building, designed by GT Architects, and includes bespoke elements such as granite seats, large Cor‐Ten planters and tilted light stacks which draw people into the site. The existing levels have been used to create planted terraces and steps which double as informal seats. At night, the scheme continues to impress with subtle lighting beneath the seats and from the light stacks.