B+W is delighted to have recently completed work at this state-of-the-art sports complex in Bilborough. Nottingham City Council has invested £13.5 million in the project along with a £2 million grant from Sport England. A further £480,000 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 was responsible for the design, supply, install and commissioning of the 50-metre, 8-lane main pool and associated filtration water treatment plant. The pool also benefits from a traversable boom enabling the pool to be transformed into two 25-metre pools. This enables the complex to host training and events within the 50-metre competition pool as well as the shorter pools which are to ASA standards. With the traversable boom in place, each of the 25-metre pools also host a movable floor, this again adhering to competition standards providing 2.0-metre and 3.5-metre 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, 60-metre running track, cycling circuit, Astro Kings all weather football centre and health suite. Within the health suite, B+W was 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."