S&P has worked with Arun District Council for a number of years reviewing district wide leisure, sports and tourism requirements in this rapidly growing part of the south of England. Littlehampton Wave, the new leisure centre for the seaside town of Littlehampton is the largest capital project resulting from that review.
Littlehampton Wave has been embraced by the local community achieving increased participation and attendance numbers exceeding the original business plan. This success in part reflects the extensive public consultation that was undertaken to understand local needs and deliver the specific facilities the community wanted.
The centre is located on the sea front in a beautiful position adjacent to the Edwardian Mewsbrook Park. It includes an 8-lane 25m pool and 17m learner pool, with generous spectator seating; a sauna; 100 station gym; 2 studios; a community room; and generous café, that can also facilitate those using the park and beach. Accommodation is spread over 2 storeys with views into and out of the pool from the park, whilst the south facing gym and café look out across the beach the first floor gym has particularly spectacular views.
The high quality contemporary design reflects the Council’s commitment to regeneration through design and also highlights the importance of the sea front location as an attractive destination for visitors to the town.