Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre – another milestone

L-R Gerard Pelikaan - Pelikaan Construction, John Bates - Places for People Leisure. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward

L-R Gerard Pelikaan – Pelikaan Construction, John Bates – Places for People Leisure. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward

The new £7.5million Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, due to open in summer 2017, reached another milestone on Friday with the Topping Out ceremony.

Representatives from Birmingham City Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects attended the ceremony to celebrate the highest point of building work being completed and were also given a tour of the new centre.

Places for People Leisure were awarded the 15-year Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contract for Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre by Birmingham City Council. The Centre will include a six lane, 25m pool with viewing areas, along with a learner pool, a state of the art 80 station fitness suite, dance studios, café and community room as well as sauna and steam facilities.

Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “I would like to thank both council staff and our contractors for their continued commitment to making Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre a success. Through our partnership with Places for People Leisure we will ensure that we deliver good value, cost effective leisure facilities despite the considerable budgetary restraints that we face.”

Places for People Leisure are looking forward to the completion of construction work, as John Bates, Business Development Director explains: “We are very pleased with the progress made to date on the facility by our partner, Pellikaan Construction and will work in partnership with Birmingham City Council to ensure that when the new centre opens next summer it enhances the health and wellbeing of the local community and exceeds all expectations.”

Places for People Leisure currently partners 35 local authorities, managing 113 leisure centres across England. Its sites attract over 30 million visits every year and in the past ten years the award winning organisation has built 14 new leisure facilities.

For more information please visit www.placesforpeopleleisure.org

 

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