Client: Slough Borough Council
Location: Slough, Berkshire
Construction Value: £8million
Completion: April 2018
OOBE were invited to develop a proposal for the refurbishment of Slough Ice Arena landscape in Berkshire.
The revitalised leisure centre is to provide Slough with a new lease of life including a proposed community sports stadium with integrated dance studios and fitness facilities. Slough Borough Council is hopeful that this new sports hub will encourage locals to increase their physical activity.
From design concept to reality
The landscape design revolves around the centre’s main attraction – an ice arena. As part of these proposals it was important to deliver a continual flow between the building internals and externals, so finding a key concept to link the entrance plaza with the interior of the building was a priority.
To achieve this, we proposed a simple exterior palette including pale paving, tall, slick lighting candles and moonstones; puck like seating units. The planting palette is simple yet effective. We chose a low maintenance mix, showing off the elegant, curved features, aiming to bring people into the site achieving the council’s key objective, to get more people active.