Posted: 2017-09-30, in category: Uncategorised
Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters, Chemical Controllers & Poolside Systems, Corrosion Resistant
Sometimes a project comes along which is as unique as it is exciting, and the addition of an iconic Sapphire Ice Leisure Centre in Romford, Essex is a perfect example! This ground breaking scheme will see the construction of what will appear from the outside to be a vast shimmering ice cube. The awe inspiring blue cube, will not only make a visual impact, but will contain a fascinating set up including an ice rink placed above a swimming pool. The £28.5m regeneration build has had a few technical and financial setbacks resulting in delays, but is now well under way.
The stunning building will require a complex system including pool filtration, moveable floor mechanisms, refrigeration piping, ice maintenance systems, lifts, dumb waiters, sauna and steam rooms. It will incorporate 175 mm-thick metal cladding Kingspan panels, covered in a Danpalon polycarbonate completing the rainscreen.
There was a little drama too, as while excavating the site the team found an object suspiciously bomb like in shape, sending everybody running for the hills. However closer inspection revealed the words ‘pull the pin out before you use the fire extinguisher’’. Cue smiles and red faces all round!
If all goes well, the ambitious multi-million pound scheme is due to open in April 2018, and will host the London Raiders Ice Hockey team. The new centre will consist of:-
- an 8 lane 25m main pool.
- a learner pool measuring 15 x 8m.
- an ice rink which can accommodate hundreds of skaters.
- two fitness studios
- steam and sauna rooms
As specialists in swimming pool systems including filtration, balance tank cleaning, refurbishment and redesign, we offer a comprehensive service for domestic or commercial clients. We also provide service and maintenance work on therapy pools, spa’s and rehabilitation pools, even equine and canine. Call us for advice on 01457 765533 or 07748 908201.