Tarka Leisure Centre
Watson Batty Architects
Sports & Leisure
Speller Metcalfe has been appointed by Parkwood Leisure Centre as the main contractor for the new £14m Tarka Leisure Centre in Barnstaple, Devon.
The new Parkwood Leisure centre includes a 25m, eight-lane swimming pool and 20m trainer pool, both with moveable floors that allow the pools to reach up to 1.8m in depth.
The facility will also include an interactive ‘endless ski slope’ – the first of its kind for Devon – accommodating skiers, snowboarders and tobogganers, which will be built in a room that runs inside to out.
The project also includes a four-court sports hall, gym, three fitness studios, indoor soft play, café and reception area. Outside the centre, visitors will have ample parking on-site and be able to enjoy a children’s play area