Celebrating Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

To mark the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, we decided to celebrate all things relating to DB3 Sports and Leisure by bringing together facts, videos, news items, blogs and polls that reflect the incredible work that our team do. We’ve also shared some of our favourite pictures that we took of the Commonwealth Games further below.

DB3 Swimming Poll: We did a poll “How many Coca-Cola 330ml cans would fill all the swimming pools that our DB3 Sports & Leisure team have worked on. On Twitter 40% and on LinkedIn 34% of the poll participants got the right answer: it is a staggering 455,000,000 cans!

F3D Drone Footage: Earlier this year Formation 3D captured this stunning footage of the Helensburgh Leisure Centre construction site. Part of the Helensburgh Waterfront Development, Helensburgh Leisure Centre achieved Practical Completion on 29th July 2022 – click to view the Youtube video.

DB3 Interview: Find out about the multi-award winning Llys Cadwyn scheme with focus on “Leisure for Life” in this interview with Matthew and Martyn – watch the video.

DB3 Football Fact: Did you know that our DB3 Sports & Leisure team have worked on 35 football pitch projects in recent years?

DB3 Cycling Projects: The team work on numerous cycling projects around the UK including designing a pavilion for Birmingham BMX club at Perry Barr, in collaboration with British Cycling, Sport England and Abacus. Read more about which cycling tracks our team worked on in this blog.

Getting to know our Sports & Leisure team

Getting to know our Sports & Leisure team

What better way to get to know our DB3 Sports and Leisure team than with a quick round of Questions and Answers! We did just that as part of our DB3 Summer of Sport celebrations and asked questions such as: “What is the quirkiest / stand-out project you have worked on?” and “What was your first sports project?”

You can read the great responses from our Sports & Leisure team of architects, designers and engineers in the Q&A blog here

DB3 Projects in the News

DB3 Projects in the News

DB3’s Design Team lead the recently opened Wyke Community Sports Village project which offers much needed sporting facilities to Bradford residents. DB3 provided architectural and building service engineering services. The team were also involved in the nearby Sedbergh Leisure Centre in Bradford, Yorkshire. Click to read the Telegraph & Argus article here.

Plans for the £25m Houghton Regis Community and Leisure Centre have been approved. Our DB3 Sports and Leisure design team provide architectural services and our DB3 Building Services Engineering team are the M&E consultants for this project. Click to read the BBC article.

For the Eversley Leisure Centre in Basildon, DB3 are appointed to not only deliver architectural and building service engineering services but also take on the Principal Designer role. Click to read the Echo News article here.

The Future of Sport

The Future of Sport

In our second part of Q&A with our Sports and Leisure team, we delved a little further and asked them to share their insight into trends, challenges and ambitions within the sector. We also discussed their vision as Architects and Engineers for this wellbeing sector – click to read more here.

Commonwealth Games Gallery

Commonwealth Games Gallery

Recent Proud Sports & Leisure Moments

Recent Proud Sports & Leisure Moments

We were absolutely thrilled that Birmingham was chosen for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and our DB3 Birmingham team were fortunate to attend a number of games including beach volleyball, T20 cricket, rugby sevens and gymnastics, and celebrate sports and leisure.

Congratulations to our DB3 Sports & Leisure team who were named winners at the recent 2022 DB3 Awards in recognition of their incredible work, including the recently completed Helensburgh Leisure Centre and Wyke Community Sports Village to name just two. They also recently won some very exciting new schemes so watch this space for project progress updates.

We are delighted to announce that Dave Hooley has been promoted to the role of Senior Associate. Dave has played a key role in our DB3 Sports and Leisure team for over 15 years now and is based at our Leeds Studio. Find out more about him here: https://www.db3group.com/people/david/

DB3 Sports and Leisure Expertise

DB3 Sports and Leisure Expertise

Did you know that our Sports and Leisure team have completed over 200 wet and dry leisure centres in the past 35 years? They have delivered everything sport related from leisure centres to cycling tracks, ice rinks, football pitches, hotel spas, arenas and stadia.

We’re also incredibly proud of our involvement with Olympic Development Agency, Sport England, Swim England, British Cycling and many more.

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Date Published: 04 August 2022

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