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NEWS IN BRIEF


S&P ARCHITECTS TO DESIGN £10.1M LEISURE CENTRE Wyre Forest District Council has selected S&P Architects to draw up outline plans for a new £10.1m leisure centre in the Worcestershire district, which will provide an economical alternative to existing facilities. At a minimum the centre, which is to be located on a former Victoria Sports Ground in Kidderminster, will include a sports hall, six-lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool, fitness suite and outdoor synthetic football pitches.


A council review into leisure provision in the region determined a new centre would save the council around £7.5m in maintenance costs over 30 years. Wyre Forest Glades Leisure Centre will close when the new centre opens. A ten year management contract with DC Leisure due to end this year has been extended until the new centre is open – expected to be 2015.


PLANS SUBMITTED FOR NEW SURREY LEISURE CENTRE Plans for an £8.7m leisure, community and youth centre have been submitted to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council for a site at Merland Rise, Surrey. As well as other


facilities, the development would include a 25m six- lane swimming pool and teaching pool.


The outcome of the application will be decided in spring and, if approved, work to build the centre will begin in autumn. The development is being funded by a joint venture between the Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and the Surrey County Council.


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New £6.3m Pool Is Latest In A Series For 1610 and follows on from the £2m pound Trinity Sports & Leisure Centre which opened to great acclaim in November 2011 and features a six lane main pool plus learner pool. The past 12 months have been an


The opening of the new £6.3m pool at the Trinity Sports & Leisure Complex in Bridgwater, Somerset is the latest in a series of multi-million pound leisure developments in the South West which have been managed by leisure trust 1610. EDF Energy provided funding towards the project which was built by BAM Construction. The development includes a six lane 25 metre main pool and separate 13 metre learner pool


extraordinary time for the leisure trust which has been involved in the opening of three other major leisure developments in the South West, including another in Bridgwater.


In October of 2012, 1610 was in Dorset as part of the team which opened the £8m Dorchester Sports Centre. The centre boasts a six- lane swimming pool with spectator gallery, a learner pool, dance studio, fitness studio and changing village. Chief Executive of 1610, Tim


Nightingale said that the new Trinity Sports & Leisure Pool will be a great asset for Bridgwater and crowns an extraordinary and fast moving year for the leisure trust.


SPN April 2013 9 One-piece Pools The Propa Way


There are many advantages in fitting a one-piece pool – ease of installation, good finish, long life etc. and some limitations – getting just the right size for example and the cost. Now Propa Pools can supply a one-piece pool, made to measure (no mould required), at a price that competes with liner pools. It is made from polypropylene, a material that has an incredible life in excess of 50 years and the company even give a 20 year guarantee.


Polypropylene has been a very popular choice for pools in Europe for over 25 years, but the cost of


transport and shipping limitations make them rare in the UK. Now Arcus Pools & Enclosures, as Propa Pools, are manufacturing them in their own factory in Cambridgeshire.


The company can transport up to 3.8m wide in one-piece and wider in sections, for final assembly on site and prices start from around £3,000. The product can have various internal step arrangements from £600 and available depths are 1.2 to 1.5m. Reassuringly, pool temperatures can be as high as 50o degradation, so a 32o


C without C childrens’


training pool does not mean long term damage to the pool – in fact the company say the material is virtually indestructible! Propa Pools a re supplied with 50-100mm insulation and can be installed in a week. They sit on insulation upon a concrete base and the insulated sides are back filled with concrete, as the pool is filled with water. The result is a permanent pool of the exact size and shape required.


Arcus Pools & Enclosures 01945 450 170 www.arcenclosures.co.uk


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