Delivery of this multi-million pound pool complex also included refurbishment of the adjoining leisure centre.
The stylish new swimming complex at Wentworth Leisure Centre in Hexham includes a 25m six lane pool, studio pool, fun and splash pools, a fitness suite and café.
This design & build contract included refurbishment of the existing centre which is linked to the new 2,700m2 two-storey extension by a glazed corridor.
The new building is clad in locally sourced brick and features a striking series of mono-pitched roofs.
The pools are protected from direct sunlight by large overhanging eaves formed using solar panels that harness the sun’s energy to help heat the water.
A large biomass boiler uses locally sourced sustainable wood chips from the nearby Kielder Forest.
“We have had an excellent working relationship with the team at Sir Robert McAlpine, who have delivered a high quality product on time and within budget. Nothing has been too much trouble for Sir Robert McAlpine’s staff, who made every effort to ensure that the adjoining facilities could continue to operate with as little disruption as possible.” - Lynn Turner, Director of Tourism Culture and Communications at Tynedale Council