Frutina Swim Centre, Westway Sports Centre

Frutina Swim Centre London, Westway Sports Centre Pool, Building, Interior, Design

Frutina Swim Centre, London

Westway Sports Centre swimming facility – design by Walker Bushe Architects

11 Mar 2008

Frutina Swim Centre London

A new swimming facility for training children and Tri-athletes

Design: Walker Bushe Architects

Address: 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP, UK

Phone: 020 8969 6758

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This low cost prototype was designed for Frutina Swim Centres to test the effectiveness of teaching young children to swim using the ‘Endless Pool’ counter current system that can be varied in strength to suit the swimmer.

The first unit has been installed in converted changing rooms in the Westway Sports Centre in London. The unit, designed on a tight budget, is set up to test the market demand for the system.

The design of the project involved the strip-out of two existing changing rooms to incorporate a double and single user Endless Pool unit. The single pool is equipped with video cameras to film swimmers from several angles to appraise their swimming technique. This is then played back to the swimmer on a large flat screen plasma T.V. adjacent to the pool.

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The punchy colour palette in the building combined with robust polycarbonate cladding systems was chosen to create maximum appeal to younger users.

Address: Frutina Swim Centre, Westway Sports Centre, 1 Crowthorne Rd, London W10 6RP

Frutina Swim Centre images / information from Walker Bushe Architects

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