Hampton Pool Trust

Hampton Pool Trust’s plans

Proposed scheme from award-winning architect Will Wimshurst of Wimshurst Pelleriti

Will Wimshurst is the design director of Wimshurst Pelleriti, the Fulham-based practice. He gained experience as an Associate at Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, where he was project architect on the Stirling Prize-winning Maggie’s Centre in Hammersmith.

Will is also on the design review panel in Wandsworth and Hammersmith & Fulham for large-scale projects in the area. For more information about the practice, please click here to visit their website.


Proposed First Floor & Activity

Concept sketch of the site

Overview of the development

The upgrading of the pool will enhance the pools relationship with the park.

Hampton Pool

Extending the facilities along the site boundary allows the open green space to be maintained, with the beautiful Bushy Park as the backdrop.

Hampton Pool

Clearly defining the wet and dry areas

The separating of ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ facilities increases the dedicated pool side changing facilities within the enhanced and refurbished existing structure and maintains a clear view through to the pool.

Hampton Pool

Decanting of existing facilities
providing dedicated poolside change

Hampton Pool

Proposed adjacencies

Hampton Pool

Concept sketch – view from the lawn

Hampton Pool

Proposed ground floor

Ground Floor

Plan drawing of development – from above showing line of elevations

North Elevation

North elevation – looking from the car park (shown on line on plan drawing above)

Overhead drawing

Elevation section A-A – Gym & Pool

Proposed first floor & activity

Ground Floor
Section A-A

Elevation section A-A – studio, entrance & roof terrace

Section B-B

Elevation section B-B – Changing rooms & café


Transport & facilities

  • New wider entrance
  • 47 car parking spaces
  • Space for 80 bicycle spaces

An exercise of vehicle tracking has been undertaken to ensure that all vehicular access areas are appropriately dimensioned.

Transport & facilities

Overviewcar park and arrival

Refuse & services

A waste store is situated on the Eastern end of the car park.

Operational waste
The scheme will look to manage waste within the site after construction. In order to encourage recycling within the development, storage space for recyclable waste has been moved externally. The development will ensure that all timber and at least 80% of all other materials used are responsibly sourced and that this is confirmed by relevant third party certification schemes.

Reduction of night-time light pollution
Any new external lighting will be compliant with ILP Guidance for the Reduction of Obtrusive Light 2011. The upward spread of light will be minimised through the location and selection of appropriate luminaries. New lighting will be at a frequency to minimise interference with bat flying and feeding routes.

Transport & facilities

AccessWider Vehicle and pedestrian access (left) and Refuse & Emergency Vehicles (right)

Thames Turbo triathlons

The ability of Hampton Pool to host triathlon events will be preserved throughout the construction phase and will form an integral part of the scheme in operation.

During construction the entry and exit between the transition area and High Street are made via the gate on the western perimeter of the transition area onto Duke’s Passage.

Dedicated storage provisions will be made for Thames Turbo and Hampton Pool. These storage areas are situated on the southern end of the annex building, so as to be easily reached and in proximity of the pool but without being a prominent feature on the pool side.

Thames Turbo Triathlons

Triathlon – The entrance foyer is designed to open up and allow the triathlon to pass through once the building is complete


Responsible construction practices
Construction sites are responsible for significant impacts, especially at a local level. These arise from disturbance, pollution and waste. Impacts such as energy and water use are also significant. In order to ensure the environmental performance of a site it is therefore important to consider the impact of the construction.

Hampton Pool’s location between residential properties and Bushy Park increases the importance of local impact consideration and the design team will ensure that best practice site management principles are prioritised by specifying contracts that adhere to the Considerate Contractor Scheme.

The contractor will be expected to:

  • operate a compliant energy management system (EMS) and achieve compliance with the Considerate Contractor Scheme.
  • monitor, record and report data on energy and water consumption from the construction processes.
  • provide confirmation that all site timber used on the project is sourced in accordance with the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy.
  • create a testing and commissioning schedule and carry out post construction testing and inspection of the building fabric.
  • undertake commissioning.
Poolside Storage & Services

Poolside storage & services – Further poolside storage will be provided with upgraded services


Energy strategy

Energy efficiency
Reducing the energy demand and CO2 emissions of a development are fundamental to the impact of the building on the environment. The proposed design approach is fully in line with the aims of, and the design hierarchy contained within, the London Plan, which aims to conserve energy by a defined energy hierarchy, which should be complied with in the following order:

  • using less energy, in particular by adopting sustainable design and construction measures, such as utilising natural daylighting and ventilation;
  • supplying energy efficiently, in particular by prioritising decentralised energy generation;
  • using renewable energy, such as photovoltaic panels (PVs) on the south-facing portions of the roofs.

The project aims to adopt an environmental approach to material selection and procurement. The contractor will be expected to create a sustainable procurement plan for sourcing materials.

Supplying energy efficiently
In considering the most appropriate mechanical and electrical systems for the development we have been driven by the ambition to reduce energy usage. Energy saving methods that will be incorporated include:

  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Heat recovery is the useful extraction of heat (or cool) from fluids (water or air) that would otherwise be rejected to air or ground;
  • High efficiency plant;
  • High efficiency lighting sources and appropriate controls. All electrical lighting provided will be by low energy and high efficiency sources (predominately fluorescents and LED lighting);
  • Variable speed pumps and fans. Over-ventilating a heated area is one of the single biggest causes of wasted energy in buildings. Variable speed fans and pumps allow the system to respond to different loads efficiently, at lower speeds when possible to minimise energy use;
  • Cooling. The need for cooling has been reduced by the passive measures such as glazing orientation and shading. Where cooling is required due to high internal gains from physical activity mechanical cooling is proposed. This is the case for the gym and fitness studios to maintain comfortable conditions;
  • A Building Management System (BMS) will control mechanical systems to ensure they operate at optimal efficiency and allow energy use in the building to be monitored. Large energy loads will be metered and monitored by the BMS.

Natural ventilation and light
Use of natural day light and natural ventilation through open-able windows and roof lights. No open-able windows to west facade to reduce noise breakout. Shading to prevent overheating in Summer.


Solar panels & natural light
Solar Panels will reduce the energy consumption of the building and the requirements for heating the pool.



  1. Natural ventilation.
  2. Natural daylighting.
  3. Solar shading reduces summer solar gain while allowing in low level winter sun.
  4. Glulam and cross laminated timber (CLT) structure.
  5. Exposed thermal mass reduces need for mechanical cooling.
  6. Photovoltaic panels (PV) for electricity generation.
  7. Energy efficient fittings and equipment.

Phasing & massing

Phase 1

1. Part demolish

Phase 2

2. Construction of the new wing providing:

  • New plant room
  • Gym
  • Studios
  • Staff facilities & Reception – Dedicated Storage
Phase 3

3. Renovation to expand existing changing facilities

  • Larger female change
  • Larger male change
  • Cubicle change
  • Family & accessible facilities
Phase 4

4. Café and sun deck

  • New lift
  • Larger café
  • Internal seating & external balcony
  • Existing sun deck