Work on the refurbishment of Uttoxeter Leisure Centre is now well underway with speedy progress being made over the summer months; residents can now start to see how the finished facility will look.
At the beginning of June the ground works continued as the foundations were laid for the steel structure of the main building.
The steel structure for this part of the new facility began to take shape shortly after, with the base structure completed by the end of the month. Along with the work above ground the drainage works were completed below for the new changing facilities.
July started with the second part of the steel structure installation, which included the first layers for the new roof. After the steel work was complete the first sections of the concrete slab were laid and prepared for block work to begin.
In the pool hall work began to strip the tiles from the tank, and the area for the new spectator seating had its base extension created.
As the end of July approached the base slab throughout the building continued to grow, and lower level block work began.
A variety of works have taken place in August, which began with the continuation of block work to give the individual areas of the building some real identity. Externally the new roof nears completion which will make the building watertight.
The most recent works have seen the installation of the new under floor heating in the changing areas and the rest of the pool hall prepared for its new tile finish.
During September efforts will continue to develop the new building and will focus on internal block work and the external cladding of the link building.
Site Manager Steve Skadorwa of Bowmer & Kirkland Building Services, appointed contractor, has continued to supervise the project and commenting on the progress so far, Steve said; “This exciting redevelopment project has really started to take shape, with the new building replacing the old in spectacular fashion. Everything went well with the demolition of the old centre and it has been great to see the new facility go up without any major problems”.
“Recently we have seen the different areas within the building begin to form on the footprint of the new centre, and we now focus on making the building watertight to continue with internal works”.
Cllr Robert Hardwick, Deputy Leader for Cultural Services said: “Now the building is coming together it is clear to see that the design is primarily built on the views expressed by the public throughout the consultation.
“It is an exciting time especially after the announcement of the swimming pool being named after Adam Peaty. The programme is on schedule for completion at the end of 2014 and ready for the reopening in the New Year”.
Local residents can keep up to date with progress of the project in a number of ways. By visiting our website www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk, by visiting our Facebook page or by signing up to our email newsletters.