Sport for all in Oldham
Under construction in Oldham town centre is a new £15M sports centre that boasts a 25m eight-lane swimming pool; a smaller learner pool; an eight-court sports hall; an 80-station fitness studio and a four-rink indoor bowls hall.
In addition to these sporting facilities the centre will also have 250 spectator seats for the main pool and 150 competitor seats at pool side; flexible seating for 250 people in the sports hall; exercise studios; separate changing facilities for dry sports, the swimming pools and fitness suite, as well as a cafeteria and outside parking.
Main contractor Willmott Dixon started onsite mid-2014 and handover of the project is scheduled for 23 October.
“This job was procured through a collaborative framework approach,” explains Willmott Dixon Operations Director Mike Lane. “This helped us get subcontractors like EvadX on board quickly allowing them to start the steel design and fabrication process early, which in turn meant steel arrived onsite early in the programme.”
EvadX has fabricated, supplied and erected 500t of structural steelwork for the new Oldham Sports Centre.