Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex
Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex is one of the most modern and advanced sports and leisure facilities in Northern Ireland. It provides sports development activities for the local community and schools.
The complex features a variety of leisure amenities including a 110-station gym and two dance studios as well as a spin studio; a luxury spa with a vitality pool; a six-lane main pool; a minor pool; a splash play area for toddlers and young children; a six-court sports hall; an indoor soft play area; a linked dome structure containing three five-a-side pitches; and a unique Blacklight adventure zone comprising golf, climbing walls and an overhead climbing ropes structure. The centre also boasts a 100-seat café.
Outside there is an adventure playground with a sensory garden, a wheelpark and a pump track.
The project won the Social/Community Construction Award at the Northern Ireland Construction Excellence Awards 2019.
Currie & Brown worked as part of the integrated management team, providing cost management, project management and principal designer services on the project for Ards and North Down Borough Council.
As well as the new-build leisure complex, the project also included the advanced enabling works for a road realignment, a new roundabout, utility updates and the construction of a new entrance road for the leisure complex.