Chelmsford City Council’s £40 million Riverside Leisure Centre combines swimming, ice skating, sports, fitness and leisure facilities. Artelia project managed the scheme from feasibility through to opening. Technology is used widely throughout the building from the adjustable barrier in the 10-lane, 25-metre pool to enabling virtual fitness training and a Spin Studio with light and sound shows. High environmental performance and low lifecycle costs were central to the design. A combined heat and power unit generates much of the site’s electricity.