Morgan Sindall are the main contractors for Adur & Worthing Council's latest project, which replaces the town’s existing 1960's Aquarena and involves the construction of a striking new £17.9 million centre, designed by award-winning architects, Wilkinson Eyre, which overlooks the sea.
The project boasts an impressive range of green credentials including; movable floors which also act as a pool cover when raised, maintaining water temperature and minimising heat losses in the pools as well as a heat recovery system to reduce pool heating costs. In addition, all the B+W systems pumps are inverter controlled, allowing cost and energy savings to be made. The leisure complex also features a ground source heat pump, which will use renewable energy to heat and cool the building.
The pools have Nemato regenerative filters which will create savings of 6,000 cubic-metres of water per year, while a grey water reclamation system will be used to supplement the supply to WC flush requirements. The filtration systems are fully PLC/HMI controlled and also include an interconnection system to allow full back-up running of each system from one of the others. In addition to this, B+W’s scope of works include the design, supply and commissioning of the UV water filtration and treatment systems for three pool areas, a competition-standard swimming pool (25m x 13m), a learner pool (13m x 12m) and a free form leisure pool with flume and play facilities.