Huddersfield Leisure Centre
Combining standard items with bespoke solutions, we provided products from every category of our portfolio to furnish this high-usage, public access building whilst adding the `Wow factor’ the client was looking for.
The new, £36m Huddersfield Leisure Centre, was built to replace an ageing centre off Leeds Road. Kirklees Council approached Gresham to assist with both the planning, selection and supply of all new furniture for this flagship building set in a prominent position in Huddersfield.
After several consultation sessions at our factory and showroom facility in Bolton, a final selection was made and the decisions over fabric and finishes began.
The scheme encompasses cellular office space, high use dining areas, soft seating waiting spaces and a 20 seat boardroom. There are also facilities for corporate training and a wet poolside café.
The Gresham portfolio of products was used exclusively throughout the building and every category of product was used due to the challenging nature of the buildings use.
Hardwearing fabric from Camira was used extensively on the upholstered products and leather was used to provide additional durability to the `Stratt Plus’ sofas in the corridor waiting areas.
The leisure centre has been open for over a year now and the amount of people using the space has exceeded all initial forecasts.
Centre Manager Hazel Francis, whom we worked closely with throughout the process said “It’s the ‘Wow’ factor and I am just so proud of every single part of it, every little bit, even down to the style of the shelves in the store room. That is how meticulously it has all been planned.”