The internal walls of the leisure centre have now been completed to create the internal space. They are currently undergoing mechanical and electrical installation.
Ceramic tiling to the training pool has now finished and is under way in the main pool, along with tiling to the various changing room facilities. Decoration of the roof structure within the main pool hall is on-going.
Whilst the internal fit-out is taking shape, externally, work continues on cladding the building and installing curtain wall glazing and external doors to fully encapsulate the building. The specialist curtain walling will allow the outside to come into the leisure centre, by creating large glass facades and high level windows (in the sports hall).
Currently, the ceiling to the teaching pool hall is being constructed and preparations are being made for the installation of a moveable floor commencing 7 July.
The moveable floors in the learner pool and main pool hall can adjust the depth of the water to create an Olympic size pool for competitions, or with a central dividing raisable barrier can separate the pool into two pools for various usages. The moveable floor will sit on the ground of the tiled pool and can be adjusted using hydraulic rams.
The new Waitrose shell is similarly progressing well with external ‘bronze’ cheese grater cladding finishes being applied to the main entrance area.
The back of house blockwork is complete and perimeter work has commenced for the service yard. Externally, the car park has taken shape and currently permeable paving is being added to the parking bays.
Lastly, the striking Coachway Park & Ride fair-faced concrete frame is now complete and plans are in place for roof coverings to commence in the next few weeks.
A404 junctions are progressing with the main leisure centre junction having been re-configured this month.