SPELLER METCALFE TO BUILD WORCESTER’S NEW £10.5M SWIMMING POOL
Construction work on the £10.5m competition-standard pool is due to begin later this year, with the aim of the complex opening early in 2017.
Speller Metcalfe was selected from an initial shortlist of nine companies for the contract to build the pool as an extension to Perdiswell Leisure Centre.
Councillor Mike Johnson, City Council Cabinet member for Sport, Leisure and Retail, said: “Speller Metcalfe have a very good reputation for leisure contracts and they submitted an exceptionally strong bid.
“I am pleased we have been able to award a local company with this important contract for the largest capital investment in Worcester from the City Council in recent times.
“I am confident that they will deliver a pool and improved leisure centre which Worcester residents and visitors will be enjoying for many years to come.”
James Speller, Director of Strategic Development at Speller Metcalfe, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of the Perdiswell Leisure Centre scheme, which will have a positive impact for existing customers but also attract new users into the area to take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities.
“As a local building contractor, this will also provide opportunities for employment within Worcestershire, allowing us to support the local economy by using local suppliers and sub-contractors for the project.”
Based in Malvern, Speller Metcalfe is one of the UK’s leading construction companies with offices in the Midlands, South West and London. With a reputation for achieving the highest levels of sustainable building standards, the award-winning building contractor was named Contractor of the Year at this year’s Construction News awards.
Worcester City Council last month approved the building of the new £10.5m eight-lane swimming pool complex as an extension to Perdiswell Leisure Centre. The new pool will have facilities for swimmers of all abilities and be able to host regional competitions – a first for the City.
The scheme will also include a major refurbishment of the leisure centre, providing many new facilities, including fitness studios, 120 gym stations, a fully refurbished sports hall, a café and enhanced wheelchair access.
The new swimming pool at Perdiswell Leisure Centre is scheduled to open in early 2017 at which time the current Sansome Walk swimming pool will be closed.
The new pool will be operated by Freedom Leisure, which won a 10-year contract to manage all the Council’s sport and leisure centres from January next year.