The location of this new build sports complex high above the town of St. Ives in Cornwall, required sensitive design. The project was completed in July 2001 and has been recognised as “good value for money” and has proved to be a great success. The leisure centre has a 25 metre competition swimming pool, learner pool, together with a fitness suite, exercise studio and café. The form of the building with its curved mono-pitched roof was designed to blend the building with its prominent hillside location. Stone facings to the walls help ‘embed’ the building into the site.