Virgin Active Europe

Client Details:

Virgin Active Europe

Architect:

Various

Project Description:

VZDV was approached by Virgin Active and assisted with the development of new sites in Spain, Portugal and Italy. VZDV was responsible for developing the feasibility, concept design, writing of Employer’s Requirements and providing technical guidance and support to design teams local to each project. Virgin Active was keen to retain the identity of their brand, but wanted to find the optimum solution for each site. This often resulted into an energy strategy tailored for the site’s specific needs, such as a solar thermal array in the Spanish desert driving an absorption chiller. Each building incorporated facilities such as:
 
·       A wet area consisting of a 25m pool, a training pool and various specialist treatment areas.
·       Large gymnasium with state of the art equipment, studios, café and retail units.
·       Changing facilities