Rainham leisure centre

Rainham Leisure Centre Project

Rainham Leisure Centre Project

Project Details

Client: Rainham Leisure Centre
Location: Viking Way, Rainham
Project Type: Leisure Centre
Project Value (approx.): £100k
Year completed: 2023

Rainham leisure centre

Rainham Leisure Centre is designed specifically to help everyone in their local community to enjoy being active. The leisure Centre provides its customers with a variety of facilities such as a gym, swimming pool, group exercise studio, and an outdoor children’s play area.

Here at Helmsman, our team manufactured and installed 8 two-compartment and 34 three-equal compartment Leisure lockers with specifications of 1800mm high, 300mm wide, and 500mm deep. The laminate locker doors and the end panel are made from Formica ‘Elegant Oak’. The leisure lockers were completed with oval laminated number plates on the top with Omjar coin return lock with grey wriststrap, which is a great accessory for leisure since it is dependable and gives the users peace of mind regarding the security of their possessions as they have the key on the wriststrap.

Other products on this project included vanity units and IPS were made with the same laminate colour from Formica ‘Elegant Oak’ to maintain the aesthetic design. The cubicle doors and dividers were in the shade of Storm Grey and the cubicle fasci and end partition were in the colour ‘Tropical Blue’. The cubicles were finished with bench seatings within each cubicle in the shade of ‘Oak’. Additionally, the cubicles were requested by the client to have anti-peep which is made out of alluminium as its the material for the leisures.

Our leisure lockers and cubicles are designed for environments with high moisture and exposure to chlorine, as they are designed to not rust due to these factors.

It was a great project working with Rainham Leisure Centre. Should you have a similar project, or want any more information on the products mentioned, give us a call at 01284 530491 or contact us here.

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Leisure centre

Leisure lockers at Colraine Leisure Centre

Leisure Lockers at Colraine Leisure Centre in Northern Ireland

Project Details

Client: Causeway Coast & Glen Borough Council
Location: Northern Ireland
Project Type: Leisure Lockers
Project Value (approx.): £5K
Year completed: 2023

Leisure centre

Coleraine Leisure Centre opened in 1981 following the refurbishment and extension of the existing swimming pool on the site, which had been operational since 1969. Coleraine Leisure Centre offers its consumers a unique range of facilities and activities ranging from swimming to classes to fitness and health suites.

Here at Helmsman, we manufactured and installed 10 two-compartment Heavy-duty Leisure lockers. The specification of the lockers was 1775mm high, 300mm wide, and 450mm deep. The body of the lockers was in our standard shade of ‘Ice’ whereas the doors were powder coated in the shade ‘Rosenheim Elm’ which is a wood effect, which gives a modern and aesthetic look.

The lockers were completed with oval laminated number plates and a coin return lock is a popular option of lock for locker rooms in leisure centres. Lowe & Fletcher £1 coin return locks with wrist straps were selected for this project because they are ideal for a swimming pool environment as they can keep the keys safe while the client uses the facilities.

Our leisure lockers are perfect for environments with high moisture and humidity as well as chlorine exposure as they have been designed with those factors in consideration.

It was great working alongside Causeway Coast & Glen Borough Council on this project! If you want to know more about our lockers or have a similar project you need help with, we can help. Give us a call on 01284 530491 or click here to get a quote.

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Leisure Lockers at North City Operation Depot

Leisure Lockers at North City Operation Depot

Project Details

Client: Purcell Construction LTD
Location: Ballymun, Dublin
Project Type: Leisure lockers and cubicles
Project value (approx.):  £280K
Year completed: 2023

North City Operation Depot is a dedicated staff-only depot facility that will comprise an office and welfare building with briefing rooms, training rooms, office accommodation, a serviced canteen, locker rooms, shower facilities, laundry facilities and a drying room. The depot is to provide high-quality facilities to enable staff to operate more safely, and efficiently, and essentially so the City Council meets its climate action targets, based in Ballymun, Dublin.

The client requested for leisure lockers with rolled carcasses which help with keeping the lockers dust-free, with the measurements to be 1450mm high, 450mm wide, and 500mm deep with the colour mixed between Fundermax and Poleyrey. The colours are mixed with wood effect and beige laminate. Within the lockers they decided to have shelves and internal dividers. Additionally in changing rooms they requested shelves, mirrors, and drying racks which are 600mm deep, 2450mm long, and 2000mm high powder coated in ‘Ice’.

Within the leisure lockers they decided to go with KitLock KL1200 which can keep the staff belongings secure within the lockers. The seat stands were cladded with beige laminate, additionally having seat slats made with Fundermax wood effect.

It was great working with Purcell Construction LTD on the project and wish North City Operation Depot much success in the future.

If you have a similar project or need some information on the products, contact us today at 01284 530496

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Laminate Lockers

Lee Valley Ice Centre Redevelopment

Lockers, Cubicles and Bespoke Products at Lee Valley Ice Centre

Project Details

Client: Buckingham Group
Location: Lee Valley Ice Centre, London
Project Type: Full Redevelopment
Project Value (approx): £250k
Year Completed: 2023

Lee Valley Ice Centre CGI

Lee Valley Ice Centre originally opened in 1984, and before closing in 2021 welcomed over 279,000 visitors each year. With the old centre reaching the end of its operational life, it was time to design and build a brand new Ice Centre at Lee Valley Regional Park. The new centre, due to open in April 2023 will be home to 2 new ice rinks, doubling the capacity of the old centre, and inviting in new visitors as well as welcoming back those who visited before.

As part of the redevelopment of Lee Valley Ice Centre, 95% of the concrete from the old centre was used in the foundations of the new centre. With this and many other environmentally friendly choices made in the construction, Lee Valley Ice Centre will become the UK’s most sustainable Ice Centre.

The fully accessible centre will maximise the opportunity for sports for everyone, and with two Olympic-sized Ice Rinks, a brand-new café, gym, exercise studios and various other facilities, Lee Valley will be able to welcome up to 500,000 visitors. The range of facilities will encourage a variety of new visitors, from committed skaters, though to people stopping for a drink in the café before enjoying the green space in Lee Valley Regional Park.

At Helmsman, we were pleased to be contacted by the main contractors for Lee Valley, The Buckingham Group, to supply the lockers, cubicles, vanity units and bespoke high-level cladding. We manufactured and installed 268 Bespoke Heavy Duty Laminate Lockers, with a variety of compartment configurations, and a range of different locking options.

Our Heavy Duty Laminate lockers are a great option for high traffic areas, as they are more likely to withstand scratches and dents, so were a perfect choice for Lee Valley Ice Centre. The lockers also feature bespoke perforations in the doors and aluminium number plates. A selection of the lockers also have seat stands with the slats in matching laminate. A variety of locks were also used across the lockers in this project, with Ojmar Hasp locks the main choice for users to use their own padlocks, as well as Ojmar coin return locks and Lowe and Fletcher cam locks.

The cubicles chosen for this project were our Front Line Cubicles with Hidden Fixings. These cubicles are tailored to suit the needs of the particular project, with bespoke sizing available. The fixings are hidden to provide a smooth surface and aesthetic finish. The cubicles were manufactured with 12mm Solid Grade Laminate from BioCarbon Laminates in colour Luna Grey, a fantastic carbon-neutral option which aligns perfectly with Lee Valley’s aim to be the first sustainable Ice Centre in the UK.

As we manufacture all our products in house, and to order, we specialise in bespoke items. The project at Lee Valley Ice Centre featured bespoke high-level cladding, which our highly experienced installation team fitted on-site.

Other products on this project included metal framed IPS panels, using both Luna Grey and Elegant Grey laminates from BioCarbon Laminates, and Helmsman High Pressure Laminate Vanity Units.

It was great to work alongside Buckingham Group again for the Lee Valley Ice Centre project. Should you have a similar project, or want any more information on the products mentioned, give us a call on 01284727626 or contact us here.

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Leisure Lockers

Leisure Lockers Project at Central Park Leisure Centre, Romford

Leisure Lockers Project at Central Park Leisure Centre, Romford

Project Details

Client: Vincent Stokes
Location: Romford, London
Project Type: Leisure
Project Value (approx): £35k
Year Completed: 2022

Leisure Lockers

Our most recent project was in Romford, London. We worked alongside Vincent Stokes on the refurbishment of the changing area at Central Park Leisure Centre. The project included a variety of new furniture for the changing rooms, Helmsman supplied new lockers and bench seating.

The client chose our Leisure Lockers, which are manufactured with an aluminium body and solid grade laminate doors. These lockers are specifically designed to withstand an environment subject to high moisture, humidity and chlorine, perfect for swimming pool changing rooms such as this project. The choice of lockers for Central Park Leisure centre were a mix of 1 and 2 compartment lockers.

Helmsman’s leisure lockers come in a variety of colours, and as we work with a variety of suppliers, there’s a huge range to choose from. For this project, Vincent Stokes requested lockers in 3 colours, with Greenlam Laminate doors manufactured in Pearly White, 268 Dust and 297 Blue Galaxy. These colours work brilliantly together and match the rest of the design in the changing rooms perfectly.

A popular choice of lock for a leisure centre changing rooms is a coin return lock. The locks used for this project were Ojmar coin return locks, with wrist straps, perfect for a swimming pool environment to keep the keys safe whilst the customer uses the facilities.

We also produced bench seating for the project at Central Park Leisure Centre, with both wall to floor benching complete with hook boards, and wall island benching. These were manufactured with Greenlam laminate slats in colour 297 Blue Galaxy to match the lockers and the rest of the changing room design.

It was great to work with Vincent Stokes on this project. If you need leisure lockers, bench seating, or have a project you want to chat with us about, give us a call today on 01284727626 or get a quote here.

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Temple Point Laminate Locker Project

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Felixstowe Leisure Centre Lockers

Service Project at Felixstowe Leisure Centre

Service Project at Felixstowe Leisure Centre

Project Details

Client: Felixstowe Leisure Centre
Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk
Project Type: Service
Project Value (approx): £25,000
Year Completed: 2022

Felixstowe Leisure Centre Lockers

Project Overview

The Service Department at Helmsman have been hard at work at Felixstowe Leisure Centre. The changing rooms at Felixstowe Leisure Centre were kitted out with Helmsman’s lockers many years ago, and whilst the existing lockers and cubicles had lasted a long time, they were tired and generally needed refreshing.

The locker bodies were still great quality, so we manufactured and installed new doors, with new locks and numbering, and supplied wrist straps for the keys. The lockers were a fairly old design, that we don’t often have requested anymore, however as we provide the full package at Helmsman, we can manufacture most bespoke options, including replacements for lockers from other manufacturers. See our Riverside Leisure Centre Case Study for example.

Our team manufactured brand new laminate locker doors with matching cubicle doors and facias for this service project. We used BioCarbon’s Carbon Neutral laminate in colour “Graphite” and Abet Laminate in colour “Yellow Pop” to refresh the changing rooms with a splash of colour, completely transforming the area from the white and blue theme that existed before. The locker doors are complete with brand new numbering and Lowe and Fletcher cam locks with wrist straps for the keys. These wrist straps are a great addition for lockers in leisure centres, providing the flexibility for users to wear their key whilst they use the facilities.

It was interesting for the team to work with an older design of Helmsman locker, and with the refresh of the lockers and cubicles, the changing rooms at Felixstowe Leisure Centre look brand new again. We’re sure that the updated lockers and cubicles will stand the test of time, but if the leisure centre decide to make another update to their theme, or repair some wear and tear, our service team will be here and happy to help.

If you have a similar project, or need some help from our service team on anything else, contact us today on service@helmsman.co.uk or call 01284727626.

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Riverside Leisure Centre – Service Project

Riverside Leisure Centre – Service Project

Project Details

Client: Exeter City Council
Location: Exeter, Devon
Project Type: Leisure
Department: Service
Project Value (approx): £35k
Year Completed: 2022

Riverside lockers project

Project Overview

Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter is run by Exeter Leisure and boasts a Gym, Swimming Pool, Health Suite, Sports Hall, Squash Courts and more. Following Helmsman’s work with Exeter City Council on the changing rooms at St Sidwell’s Point Leisure Centre, we were asked to return to Exeter for some repair work at the Riverside Leisure Centre.

Whilst Helmsman had not fitted the original lockers and locks, our service department are equipped to help with repairs and replacements for lockers and other products provided and/or fitted by other manufacturers. The Riverside Leisure Centre lockers had a number of faulty digital locks, and so we recommended a new lock that would stand the test of time.

Our team removed 290 doors and re-drilled to fix the new Ojmar OTS Advanced RFID locks. The existing doors with new locks were then re-fixed to the lockers. The new locks allow users to open or close lockers by simply pressing a proximity media: card, bracelet or Wellness® key against the doorknob. With a high battery life and vandal proof design, this lock is the perfect choice for a leisure centre changing rooms.

It was great to be invited back by Exeter City Council and highlights the high quality of work Helmsman provided at St Sidwell’s Point. We look forward to working alongside the team at Exeter City Council again in the future.

If you have a similar project you need updating, replacing or refurbishing, even if Helmsman didn’t supply the products, contact our Service Department on 01284727626
or email service@helmsman.co.uk

Helensburgh Case Study

Helensburgh Leisure Centre Project

Helensburgh Leisure Centre Project

Project Details

Client: Argyll and Bute Council
Contractor: Heron Bros
Architect: DB3
Location: Helensburgh, Scotland
Project Type: Leisure
Project Value (approx): £22m
Year Completed: 2022

Project Overview

Helensburgh’s new waterfront leisure centre began work in August 2020 and is set to open this year. The project by Argyll and Bute council is part of The Helensburgh Waterfront Development, creating an attractive vibrant waterfront for the Scottish town.

The £22 million project will include new swimming and studio pools, a gym and café with stunning views of the Clyde, all with the aim to make these facilities available for everyone. These fully accessible facilities include a ‘Pool Pod’ with access for wheelchair uses and people with mobility issues, as well as a moveable floor in the studio pool.

Helmsman was lucky enough to work alongside Heron Bros again for this exciting project. We worked with the team to manufacture, deliver, and install Fully Framed cubicles, bespoke Front Line cubicles and our popular Leisure Lockers, as well as IPS panels and vanity units.

The design of the bespoke Front-Line cubicles included the ability to remove the door in an emergency, saving valuable time should a situation arise. To keep with the theme throughout Helensburgh Leisure Centre, the materials and colours chosen for the project were kept simple and slick. Our Front Line and Fully Framed cubicles were manufactured in solid grade laminate from a selection of suppliers. With laminate from Formica in colour Storm, Greenlam in colour Blue Galaxy and Abet in colour Pearl Grey with matching Leisure Lockers in Formica’s Storm and Abet’s Pearl Grey. Also included in the project were security key coin return locks by Ojmar, metal IPS panels and solid grade laminate vanity units.

It has been fantastic to work with Heron Bros again and with all the other contractors and companies involved in this project, particularly as this project has recently received an “Excellent” rating in a recent Audit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). We hope the new Leisure Facilities at Helensburgh can be enjoyed for years to come.

For more information, contact us on 01284727626 or fill in our contact form here.

St Stidwell's Point Locker Room

St Sidwells Point Leisure Centre Project

St Sidwell’s Point Leisure Centre Project

Project Details

Client: Exeter City Council
Contractor: Kier Construction
Architect: Gale & Snowden
Location: Exeter
Project Type: Leisure
Project Value (approx): 44m
Year Completed: 2022

St Stidwell's Point Locker Room

Project Overview

The new state of the art leisure centre in Exeter built by Kier will replace the existing building and facilities. St Sidwells Point Leisure Centre will be the first leisure centre in the UK to follow the Passivhaus standards to have low energy consumption making sure the building is airtight and energy-efficient.

This modern building has all the necessary facilities, including different size pools, a fitness gym, a health spa and a soft play area for the local families to enjoy. St Sidwells Point Leisure Centre will attract around 500,000 visits a year, twice the amount of the previous facility.

We won this project back in 2020 and have worked with Kier Construction to provide the best and most modern solutions for St Sidwells Point changing rooms. We supplied the full lockers and cubicle package including, benches, an integrated plumbing system (IPS) and vanity units.

Most of the lockers and cubicles manufactured, supplied and delivered were from glass. Glass lockers and cubicles bring a sense of maturity and modern feel to the changing rooms. The glass lockers have Ojmar OTS Advance RFID locks, they are simple yet elegant, but the system behind them is highly advanced and smart. These lockers have a variety of compartments and sizes. The RAL colours of glass’ are grey-white, pastel green and pastel turquoise, creating earthiness and sophistication. There are a few leisure lockers in Formica Elegant Oak laminate to keep the earthiness theme flowing through the changing rooms.

The glass cubicles are pastel green to match the glass lockers. Moreover, they also requested to have Helmsman’s front line cubicles range with a floating leg and hidden fixings for a more aesthetic look. The doors are in Formica Dusty Jade and, the dividers are in Abet Blue Dust laminates. The laminate colours match the rest of the interior.

Several different types of benches are fitted in the changing rooms, including island benches, double-sided benches with coat hook bars and, benches fixed wall to the floor. These were all perfect for the wet environment and had mixed laminate slats matching leisure lockers and Front-Line cubicles. To keep the project uniform, we supplied the timber frames for the IPS, the panels and the vanities that matched solid grade laminate.

Installation of the project took place in several stages, which depended on the contractors and available floor space. We are extremely happy with how the project turned out. We worked well with Kier to overcome any issues, and it has been great to work with Kier. Helmsman will continue building on this relationship in future projects.

Berwick Leisure Centre Cubicles

Berwick Leisure Centre Cubicles

Berwick Leisure Centre Cubicles Project

Project Details

Client: Northumberland County Council
Contractor: Tolent Construction
Architect: GT3 Architects
Location: Berwick-upon-Tweed
Project Type: Leisure
Project Value (approx): 22m
Year Completed: 2021

Berwick Leisure Centre Floating Cubicles

Project Overview

Funded by Northumberland County Council, the new Berwick Leisure Centre has replaced the old Swan Centre. For the community benefit, the old sports centre continued to stay open for business as usual while construction progressed.

The new sports centre features a five-lane, 25m swimming pool, a teaching pool, leisure pool and spa facilities. There’s a sports hall, indoor bowls, fitness studios, cafe, and a sensory room. Outside there’s a 3G full-size playing pitch, Play Park and trim trail and parking for 175 cars.

Helmsman won the Berwick Leisure Centre cubicles package and worked across two floors. We manufactured, delivered, and installed fully framed leisure cubicles alongside the integrated plumbing system panels.

We altered our original fully framed leisure cubicle design to suit the site adding a floating leg to the cubicle. Ensuring that these cubicles were still all aligning and floating look from the front. The solid grade laminate used was very uniform. Every cubicle door was in Formica Storm, and every fascia was in Formica Fog. However, to keep with the leisure centre colour scheme, each side panel altered between different laminate colours, Lime, Olive Green, Sea Green, Dusty Jade, and Mousse. Most cubicles were changing cubicles located on the ground floor and some toilet cubicles on the first floor.

Helmsman integrated plumbing system, IPS was installed with metal frames. The colour scheme of Formica Storm transferred from the door through to the back panels.

It has been great to work with Tolent Contractors and all the other companies involved in this project. We hope the community takes pride in using the high-quality facilities. For more information, contact us on 01284727626 or email us at enquiries@helmsman.co.uk.