LDA Design is behind public realm improvements

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FaulknerBrowns and LDA Design have won planning for a £53m sports centre plus public realm at Portsmouth University.

The city’s council approved plans for the pavilion-like building which features a largely glazed ground floor allowing pool users a view of the surrounding park.

The project will also see the surrounding area improved, with new pedestrian paths, a plaza and an urban orchard to be added. The public realm scheme was drawn up by landscape architect LDA Design. 

Neil Mattinson, senior director at LDA Design, said: “Our vision for this new temple to health and wellbeing is to create welcoming, active, much-loved and richly planted shared spaces which benefit local people, university staff and students alike.”

The building is hoping to become the UK’s first Breeam Outstanding sports facility.

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