PLACE facilitated a structured planning and design workshop for Belfast City Council to engage elected representatives on the redevelopment of Andersonstown Leisure Centre. The c£19m development is part of the Council’s £105m leisure transformation project.
The workshop was a constructive process that enabled consensus to be found on key issues and identified other areas to be explored further and considered by elected representatives.
A planning consultant provided detailed site analysis and explained development opportunities and restrictions based on relevant planning policy. A local architecture practice with significant experience in leisure projects then explored the potential of urban leisure centres to connect with local communities and provide an integrated centre for a range of user groups.
Facilitated discussion around scale maps and a large scale model of the site created positive and constructive discussion and resulted in general consensus on a number of key issues. Following the workshop PLACE produced a report for Belfast City Council with outcomes and next steps.