Leyland headquartered swimming pool provider World Leisure (UK) Ltd has been appointed by Wates Construction to build the water leisure facilities at a new £34 million leisure centre in Maidenhead.
Due to open spring 2020 and replacing Maidenhead’s Magnet Leisure Centre, the new Braywick Leisure Centre will include increased facilities and plans to use 70 per cent less energy than its predecessor.
World Leisure has been commissioned to build a 10-lane swimming pool – up from eight lanes at the Magnet – as well as larger training and splash pools.
Further features will include a 200-station gym, a large sports hall, improved accessibility for disabled users and sports teams, and twice as much car parking as the Magnet Leisure Centre.
World Leisure managing director Simon Smith said: “We are extremely pleased to have been appointed by Wates on this major contract, which in its entirety will be the biggest single project we have delivered to date.”
Alec Jackman, Business Unit Director for Wates Construction Southern Home Counties, commented: “This is an extremely important project for the people of Maidenhead and World Leisure brings a wealth of experience and expertise within the wet leisure industry. We’re pleased to welcome the team to our supply chain as construction continues apace on the creation of this new leisure centre for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.”
Works at the Braywick Leisure Centre are being carried out by Wates on behalf of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead via Major Works - UK, part of Scape’s National Construction framework. The framework has been designed to deliver significant levels of local economic engagement as well as extensive community initiatives.
World Leisure (UK) is a multi-award winning provider of design, technical and installation services for the water leisure industry.
With expertise in pool and plant design and installation, the company delivers a comprehensive range of projects, from exclusive domestic developments, through to large international projects, with energy conservation at the forefront of the design. As well as pool finishes, other core areas of expertise include water treatment plants, wave machines, water features, water slides, moveable floors, wellbeing controlled environments, and all other aspects of swimming pools that developments may require.
About World Leisure (UK)
World Leisure (UK) provides a complete range of design, technical and installation services for the water leisure industry.
With expertise in pool and plant design and installation, the company is able to undertake a comprehensive range of projects, from exclusive domestic developments, through to large international projects, with energy conservation at the forefront of the design. The company is associated with the best manufacturers in the world for specialist equipment supplies. As well as pool finishes, other core areas of expertise include water treatment plants, wave machines, water features, water slides, moveable floors, wellbeing controlled environments, and all other aspects of swimming pools that most developments require.
World Leisure picked up a number of gold standard awards at the UK Pool & Spa Scene Awards as well as the overall Category Winner for Commercial Refurbishment Project and Outstanding
Swimming Pool Design and Water Leisure Venue of 2015 for its developments at Lagan Valley and Northwich. In addition World Leisure was named as a finalist in two categories of the prestigious
2016 Red Rose Business Awards. In 2017 World Leisure was awarded four Gold Standard awards for its work at Ribby Hall holiday village.
Wates Construction has a long track record of providing more for less to its clients across both the public and private sectors. Working on projects across a variety of different areas, including education, commercial, heritage, local authority frameworks and mixed-use, Wates Construction specialises in maximising value by finding the most intelligent and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings.
About the Wates Group
The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the leading privately owned construction, development and property services businesses in the UK. It employs approximately 4,000 people and generated turnover of £1.62bn in 2017. Wates was named Construction News’ Contractor of the Year in 2017; Building Magazine’s Major Contractor of the Year in 2016 and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development for the second time. Wates was the first large contractor ever to be awarded Business in the Community's Community Mark and in 2013 was awarded the inaugural National Business Award for Corporate Citizenship in recognition of its leadership and excellence in community investment. In 2017 Wates was named Organisation of the Year at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards.
Wates is committed to the long-term future of the built environment and to leaving a positive legacy for the communities in which we work and live.
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