Pond's Forge, Sheffield

Architects: FaulknerBrowns Structural Engineers: Ove Arup 3,000m² of aluminium decking

Sheffield City Council commissioned FaulknerBrowns to design a very innovative leisure centre, called Pond's Forge. It houses an Olympic competition size swimming pool used for international events and a separate leisure pool. The requirement was for a PVF2 white coated aluminium deep decking, for humidity purposes, onto a lattice roof structure which spanned 3.75m. it was web perforated to meet the specified acoustic requirements. The decking also had to support the attractive barrel vaulted MR24 external roofing system.