Mifflin Construction

Moberly Sports Centre

WESTMINSTER, CENTRAL LONDON

Moberly Sports Centre

WESTMINSTER, CENTRAL LONDON

Moberly Sports Centre

WESTMINSTER, CENTRAL LONDON

Moberly Sports Centre

Moberly Sports Centre

OVERVIEW

 

  • CLIENT: WILLMOTT DIXON
  • LOCATION: WESTMINSTER, CENTRAL LONDON
  • SECTOR: LEISURE & RESIDENTIAL
  • SIZE: 1,000 TONNES
  • VALUE: £1,550,000
  • COMPLETION DATE: MAY 2017
  • OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED: SUPPLY & INSTALLATION OF EDGE PROTECTION, INSTALLATION OF PRE-CAST CONCRETE STAIRS & LIFTING OF METAL DECKING PACKS

 

The Moberly development when complete will be called Prime Place, Kensal Rise; a collection of beautifully designed one and two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom townhouses built around a new sports centre, Moberly, which replaces an outdated facility.

The leisure centre is a two-storey structure, albeit with a 9m-high floor-to-ceiling height in most areas. It is a large braced frame with bracing located along elevations and within the core areas. 

The ground floor area contains a 25m-long six-lane swimming pool, a learner pool with a moveable floor, a multi-use hall for boxing and gymnastics, changing rooms and a café, as well as the main entrance and reception. This floor also includes a mezzanine level which will accommodate community and meeting rooms.

One part of the scheme, positioned along the main Chamberlayne Road elevation, is however a separate and independent steel frame. Containing a 225m2 retail unit with two apartments above, this area has been designed as an independent structure so that it can be isolated from the leisure centre’s adjoining first floor gym to mitigate any potential acoustic transfer. As well as the gym, the first floor of the leisure centre contains three exercise/dance studios and an eight-court sports hall with seating for 500 spectators.

Westok cellular beams have been installed to form the long span column-free areas on the ground and first floors. Spanning the pools and the gymnastics hall, a series of 15.3m-long × 900mm-deep beams, each weighing 2.3t, has been used. Spanning the first floor sports hall, and forming part of the leisure centre’s roof, is a series of 38m-long × 1.261m-deep beams, each weighing 15t. These beams are cranked at both ends to form a feature mansard roof.

"The majority of the project’s steelwork was erected using the site’s two tower cranes but the trusses were too heavy and had to be installed using a 350t-capacity mobile crane" - Nigel Jones, Project Director

 

Mifflin Construction were featured in the NSC magazine for the Moberly Sports Centre project.

 

© Photo Credit: Andy Bradfield.