Swansea Leisure Centre LC2 - Wales

The Project

LC was formerly Swansea Leisure Centre. Originally opened by the Queen during her Silver Jubilee year in 1977, Swansea’s Leisure Centre became one of Wales’ top leisure facilities and a prominent tourist attraction. However the building was closed in 2003 amid much controversy and faced the prospect of being demolished.

Thankfully Swansea County Council, after much deliberating, began plans for a full refurbishment. Whilst the external structure of the building remained the same, the project became a complete remodeling internally turning the former site into the vibrant and modern 21st century complex we see today.

The refurbishment began in 2005 with Powell Dobson - one of Wales' leading firms of architects - and nationally renowned contractors Laing O'Rourke leading the project.

The leading frameless structural glazing system, Pilkington Planar™,  has been used to replace the previous steel framed windows within the building’s concrete structure. The stunning redesign breathes new life into the re-named “LC”. It uses 1880 m² of vertical glazing around the reception area, water park, sports hall and gym, while 65 m² of roof light glazing was fitted above the stairs.
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Project Details
Surface Area
1945 m²
Opening Date
Mar 2008
Building Type
  • Leisure
Swansea County Council
About the Architect/Installer
Powell Dobson, Swansea
Charles Henshaw & Sons Limited, Edinburgh Tel: 00131 337 4204
Benefit Led Categories
  • Glass Systems