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Wirksworth swimming pool

 Wirksworth swimming pool is a much treasured community facility which is now in need of improvement. The facilities are cramped and access is difficult. There is no space outside the pool for viewing or waiting and this makes it difficult to open up the pool for wider community use.

A brief was drawn up after a public consultation process. An invitation to submit design ideas to extend and improve the pool was then sent to local Architects and we were chosen to help with the project.

The key issues we have addressed are accessibility, wider community use and sustainability.

Our design drawings and sketches are now being used to seek further funds to take the project to the next stage.

The Pool house

 Our clients wanted to cover an existing pool in the garden of their grade II listed house.

The garden was particularly attractive and was edged by a historic crinkle-crankle wall.

Because of the size of the pool, a pitched roof would have been very dominant and out of scale with both the house and the setting.

Our solution was to design a building which was referential to the wall and the garden. A flat roof is hidden behind planes of either glass or brick which wrap around the pool. The roof over sails the glazed sections in the form of a pergola with concealed planting strips brimming with roses.