Worcester City Council has announced a £10.5 million pool extension. This work at the Perdiswell Leisure Centre will form part of a nationwide strategy to give support to facilities in the right areas that will encourage more people to take part in sport. This new project will create a state of the art swimming pool that will be up to competition standards and will also become a strategically placed venue that will help with the development of the sport for a number of years.
The swimming pool will be extended and open at some point this year, and the project has been paid for in part by Sport England and their Strategic Facilities Fund. When the pool is open it will offer an eight lane swimming pool that measures 25m x 18m. Also constructed as part of the project is a 18m x 10m learner pool that is equipped with a moveable floor. Overlooking the pool area there will also be seating for a capacity of 250 spectators. The construction is being completed using innovative building techniques in order to ensure that the pool is at the highest standard possible and to make sure it is an asset to the swimming community for years to come.
Carrying out the work on the new pool facilities is Speller Metcalfe, and the roofing on the project is being created by Britannia Site Solutions. The roof will be constructed with a 2,300m² Protan EX-A 1.5mm single ply polymer membrane that will be adhered to the roof decks that will be made out of concrete and aluminum. The roof element of this project is complex in comparison to the other features of the project because there are a number of different aspects to take in to consideration. There are a number of different penetrations in the roof and also other detailing to allow for the ducting systems to be installed. There are also a number of construction substrates to be considered and impact the chemically treated water of the pools could have on the roofing.