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Sport & Leisure

Saunders Boston Architects have developed a strong reputation for expert design of public Sports and Leisure schemes over recent years.  We have now successfully completed multiple Sport & Leisure projects ranging in value up to £40m including a mixture of refurbishment, extension and new build schemes.

We are able to provide a range of services within this sector based around a full architectural design service from inception to completion and beyond but also including; Technical Advisory roles, Contractor (D&B) Delivery Architect, Specialist Interior Design and Specialist ‘Pool Tank’ design services

The following section of this website illustrates our philosophy, approach to designing leisure facilities, our team and some highlights from our leisure portfolio.

We design:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Leisure Pool
  • Sports Halls
  • Ice Rinks
  • Fitness Suites
  • Free Weights
  • Physiotherapy Spaces
  • Dance Studios
  • Clip n climb / Climbing Walls
  • Spinning
  • Changing Pavilions
  • Light Weight Structures
  • Trampoline Parks
  • 10 Pin Bowling Alleys
  • Tennis Centres
  • Public Heath Suites


Nathan Swift

Nathan has been involved in a wide range of projects across the company portfolio. Today one of his primary focuses is in the Sport & Leisure sector working with; Local Authorities, Funding Partners, Leisure Consultants, Operators and Contractors on projects ranging from £50k refurbishments through to £40m plus new builds.



Martin Lindus

Martin has over 30 years of experience working in the construction industry both within the public and private sectors. Martin has a strong belief in the need for community leisure facilities and has been involved with everything from a changing room refurbishment to six 50m pool projects. Martin's strength is turning the idea into something that can be delivered with careful consideration for procurement, funding, design and planning.



Chris Wood

Chris began his architectural career in 1988 qualifying as an Architect in 1998. In the last decade, he has gained a particular specialism in Sport & Leisure projects. Chris takes a very hands on approach with all his projects acting as the ‘Project Architect’ and will bring his experiences on Leisure projects. He is a very approachable and innovative designer with an excellent understanding of leisure facility operation.


  • “When Saunders Boston joined the team, they brought with them a fresh approach, working collaboratively with the design partners including the local authority, contractor and sub-contractors and our key funding partner Sport England”.

    Mark Butler on behalf of London Borough of Havering