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Holmes Place, Parrs Wood

Jan 2001

The challenge to SPACE & PLACE architects at Parrs Wood was to create a high quality family health club of 5,100m2 for Holmes Place. The £5.6 million fit-out of the expansive ’L’ shape space for the family health club is incorporated within a multi-leisure site and it required careful design by S&P to create a quality calm environment.

The design draws the visitor into the interior of the club, by directional floating ceilings, and the use of concealed lighting giving the effects of natural light and providing glimpses of the 25m pool and spa areas.

Special care in the design of the acoustics provides separation from cinemas above with lightweight mesh light panels mimicking natural roof lights to help zone areas in the 1200m2 gym.

The clubs’ vibrant design proved a major attraction for people in South Manchester.

  • Leisure
  • Sport
  • Wellbeing