Mitch Duncan was commissioned by Everlite Concept to photograph the Sapphire Ice & Leisure complex situated in the heart of Romford. Designed by the architects Saunders Boston, the building looks like a giant blue cube. All four sides are encased in varying degrees of a blue translucent cladding manufactured by Everlite Concept . Construction of the £25 million project was by Willmott Dixon which is home to the ‘London Raiders’ ice hockey team.
From the outside it is not obvious what goes inside. However, immediately on entering the ground floor one is presented with the enormity of an eight-lane 25 mtr Swimming Pool, together with a Gym. Up one floor, extending to the roof there is an Ice Rink. Yes, one above the other, that’s cool considering the extremes of temperature.