Monthly Archives: October 2017

New Leisure Centre for Swimming and Ice Skating

Swimming Pool Water Treatment Systems, Filters, Chemical Controllers & Poolside Systems, Pool Design

The appearance of a new swimming pool is always exciting for us, but the one planned for Romford, Essex is particularly fascinating. The Sapphire Ice Leisure Centre is a £28.5m project due to be opened in 2018, which will not only be visually stunning, but will offer a great place to have fun.

There have been a few technical set backs and financial hold ups along the way for this regeneration project, but progress is now continuing in earnest. Viewed from the outside the structure will simulate a huge, shimmering blue ice cube with it’s sparkling, translucent cladding above a largely clear-glazed plinth. The interior will house a fully equipped gym along with an ice rink situated above an 8 lane 25m competition swimming pool.

The impressive building will contain many complex systems including pool filtration, moveable floor mechanisms, refrigeration piping, ice maintenance systems, lifts, dumb waiters, sauna and steam rooms.

There has been a little drama along the way too, while working onsite the team found what looked like a bomb shaped object, which sent everyone running for the hills. But it was red faces all round when closer inspection revealed writing on the side which said ‘pull the pin out before you use the fire extinguisher’’.

Once the ground breaking multi-million pound scheme is complete and up and running, it will host the London Raiders Ice Hockey team. The new centre will consist of:-

  • a 25m 8 lane main competition pool
  • A 15 x 8m learner pool
  • an ice rink with a capacity for hundreds of skaters
  • two fitness studios
  • plus steam and sauna rooms

At Wet Design, we have worked on a number of major projects featuring swimming pool design, filtration, balance tank cleaning, refurbishment and redesign and have a reputation for excellence. We are also experienced in all work regarding rehabilitation therapy pools and spas in hospitals and clinics, as well as equine and canine pools.

For a comprehensive range of building services including landscaping and outdoor swimming pools and water features try specialist construction contractors Premier Build Ltd.


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