Lorne Stewart Engineering

Sports & Leisure

Below is a selection of our sports and leisure sector case studies. For further information, please contact us and we will deal with your request.

Hengrove Leisure Centre
Client: Parkwood Leisure
Value: £4 million
Main Contractor: Kier Western

Lorne Stewart Engineering were engaged provide the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for this new leisure centre on the outskirts of Bristol. The development comprised of a 50 metre international swimming pool, learner pool, four court sports hall, café, healthy living zone, 150 station gym, two group fitness studios, dedicated spinning studio, crèche, health suite and indoor climbing wall.

Key highlights

  • BREEAM Excellent
  • DC Driven 4 pipe fan coil units
  • Turbo core chillers
  • Solar hot water production
  • Intelligent zoned controls and metering
  • Intelligent lighting controls
  • Ultra low nox boilers
  • High efficiency air handling units

The Cutty Sark Conservation Project
Client: Cutty Sark Enterprises
Value: £2 million
Main Contractor: Ellmers Construction

Completed in 2012 the masterfully restored Cutty Sark cargo ship is displayed by the National Maritime Museum near the centre of Greenwich in South East London. Visitors can now visit the historic vessel and take a journey through time as the ship’s components are exhibited with the use of modern display practices. A substantial part of the vessel dates from her working life (1869 to 1922). Despite suffering serious fire damage in 2008 she remains over 90 per cent original upon completion of the project.

Lorne Stewart Engineering provided the mechanical and electrical services for the ship as well as the ongoing maintenance for the facility. The on board works have been carefully co-ordinated providing a sympathetic and careful refurbishment and installation.

Key highlights

  • Integrating M&E services within the existing structure with a discreet and sympathetic services installation
  • Environmental control to dry berth
  • Water mist and enhanced fire protection systems
  • Underfloor heating in raised floor structure
  • Integrated building management control systems
  • Close temperature and humidity controls.

Llanelli Theatre Works Project 2
Client: Carmarthenshire County Council
Value: £2.1 million
Main Contractor: TR Jones

This theatre is part of the new-build cultural and creative centre in Llanelli incorporating the renovation of two Grade II listed buildings, Zion Chapel and the Old School. The designs have been centred on the need to safeguard the special architectural and historical interest of both buildings to ensure their future and to blend with the new-build. Special wheelchair-friendly flooring is being installed in the fly-tower which will allow disabled people the opportunity to be trained and gain employment as lighting and backstage technicians.

Key highlights

  • Underfloor heating
  • Building management system
  • Comfort cooling
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Solar hot water system
  • Photovoltaic system
  • Security systems, intruder access and CCTV
  • Disabled refuge alarm/toilet alarm
  • Specialist audio/visual wiring
  • Scene setting for lighting

Central Leisure Centre, Rochdale
Client: Rochdale metropolitan Borough Council
Value: £1.8 million
Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon

The project included plans for a new leisure centre which included an eight-lane swimming pool, a learner pool and a thermal suite as well as a sports hall, a fitness suite, dance studios, a youth gym and a 167 space car park.

Key highlights

  • State-of-the-art access control system linked to gym members database
  • Energy saving lighting control systems
  • VRF heating and cooling systems throughout
  • WiFi internet throughout
  • Full BMS system for offsite (central) energy management

Royal Theatre, Newcastle
Client: Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council
Value: £1.1 million
Main Contractor: Miller Construction

Theatre Royal, Newcastle is one of the most famous theatres in the country and in its 170 year history has played host to the biggest names in dance, drama, music and comedy. Opened in February 1837, this Grade I listed building remains one of the most historic, cultural landmarks in the country and continues to dominate the heart of Newcastle’s Grainger Town.

Refurbishment of the Theatre Royal included: the existing café area and old Barclays Bank building were converted into a new booking office, café area and office space. The existing Mechanical and Electrical services were modified or replaced. The stage area was extended and a new fly tower installed, associated new power and lighting to these installed.

Key highlights

  • Fire alarms and security installations
  • Lighting power and data installations
  • LTHW heating installation
  • Stage drencher pipe system
  • Air conditioning system

Portway Lifestyle Centre, Oldbury, West Midlands
Client: Sandywell County Council
Value: £3 million
Main Contractor: Thomas Vale / Bouygues

A development for Sandwell Leisure Trust, this new health and wellbeing facility provides a hydrotherapy pool, indoor climbing wall, dance studio, meeting rooms, café, sports hall, changing villages and 3G football pitches. The project also includes a GP surgery.

Key highlights

  • BREEAM Excellent
  • Energy efficient design solutions
  • Heating and comfort cooling
  • Ventilation systems
  • Hot and cold water systems
  • Lighting and external pitch lighting
  • Fire and security systems
  • Data installation

Paignton Library, Torbay
Client: Torbay Council
Value: £2 million
Main Contractor: BAM Construction

Paignton Library & Community Hub is a two-storey purpose built community drop-in centre comprising of a main library on the ground floor along with a connections centre, coffee shop and police centre. The first floor comprises further library facilities along with an IT centre, public meeting rooms and sub-let office areas.

Key highlights

  • Air conditioning and comfort cooling
  • LTHW radiant panel heating
  • Natural ventilation
  • Climate control
  • Fully monitored self test emergency lighting
  • BMS controls
  • Solar water heating
  • Data/access/security/fire alarm
  • Plumbing and sanitary ware

Dudley Evolve, Dudley
Client: Dudley Council
Value: £3.7 million
Main Contractor: ISG

Dudley Evolve houses fantastic learning facilities for travel and tourism, sport, public services, performing arts, hair and beauty, media, graphics, art and design, music and photography students. It is also a community leisure facility providing gym, dance studio, theatre, audio and conferencing rooms.

Key highlights

  • LTHW Heating and H&C Water
  • VRF comfort cooling
  • Lighting and Emergency Lighting
  • BMS Controls
  • Data/Access/Security/Fire Alarm
  • Plumbing & Sanitary Ware


Energy efficient design solutions

  • Energy Efficient Design Solutions
  • Biomass Boiler
  • VRF Comfort Cooling
  • Presence on/off control for all M&E systems

Pontypridd Lido, Ynysangharad, Pontypridd
Client: Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
Value: £800,000
Main Contractor: Kier Construction

Lorne Stewart Cardiff were pleased to be part of the restoration of the Grade II listed arts and crafts style lido in Ynysangharad Park in Pontypridd during 2014/15, which included the renovation of the original turnstiles and wooden cubicles. The refurbishment comprised three pools; a main, an activities and a paddling pool and will also be known as the National Lido of Wales.

The Lido also boasts a café, community hub centre and an adventure playground. It is the only outdoor water attraction and play area in Wales.

Key highlights

  • Above ground drainage
  • Air conditioning and ventilation
  • Distribution services
  • Outside shower (pool area – mixed hot water to outdoor showers)
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Provided heat for pools
  • Underfloor heating
  • Kitchen installation to café
  • Gas supply and distribution
  • Heating installations
  • Thermal insulation
  • Solar PV system
  • Electrical distribution services
  • Lighting, floodlighting and power installations
  • Fire detection/protection/alarm
  • IT data containment
  • Security and Access systems