Barr + Wray are delighted to have recently completed work at this state of the art sports complex in Bilborough. Nottingham City Council has invested £13.5m in the project along with a £2m grant from Sport England. A further £480k funding was provided from bodies including England Athletics, the Football Association, British Cycling, England Squash & Racketball and Athletics Club.
Working alongside Carrilion PLC as the main contractors B+W were responsible for the design, supply, install and commissioning of the 50m, 8 lane main pool and associated filtration water treatment plant. The pool also benefits from a traversable boom enabling the pool to be transformed in to two 25m pools. This enables the complex to host training and events within the 50m competition pool as well as the shorter pools which are to ASA standards. With the traversable boom in place each of the 25m pools also host a moveable floor, this again adhering to competition standards providing 2.0m and 3.5m depths.
The complex will cater to both elite and novice sportsmen and women with further facilities including; a gym, multi-use activity studios, sports hall, 60m running track, cycling circuit, Astro Kings all weather football centre and health suite. Within the health suite B+W were responsible for the design, supply, install and commissioning of a sauna, steam room and spa pool, all of which encourage the relaxation of muscles and encourage improvement of the respiratory system.
Designed by Levitate Architects Harvey Hadden is set to be a regional sporting hub, with one of the first clubs moving to the facility being the Nova Centurion Swimming Club. Councillor Dave Trimble said “We've got a venue that can host competitions at all levels including international events, but at its heart is a fantastic facility for the community to use and for grass roots sports to flourish".