Sefton Water Centre
Constructed at the edge of Crosby Marina the building includes extensive changing facilities, a bar and restaurant, bedrooms and community areas. The design particularly addresses the needs of the disabled and easy access onto the green roofs from landscaped areas to the rear.
The iconic building utilises a mix of glulam columns/beams and steelwork to support accessible green roofs and large areas of glazing. The elevations are clad in larch timber supported from structural timber panels. Founded onto precast piles taken through the silts at the edge of the marina, the building has a suspended precast ground floor to address water levels. The foul drainage is pumped from the building to the local adopted sewer and the surface water is taken into the marina.