Steel up for North Wales water park
Working on behalf of main contractor ISG, EvadX has completed the steel erection for the Rhyl water park.
Housed within a double wedged-shaped structure, topped with a wave-like roof, the contract will deliver a 1,200m² leisure pool with flumes, slides and water play features, an adventure area containing a multi-level adventure area, a changing village and a café and bar area.
One large steel frame houses the entire facility with a line of columns and a partition wall running down the middle, separating the wet zone (aquatics area) from the dry area.
Each of these zones is housed within a large column-free hall topped with a wave-like roof, with each one sloping in the opposite direction to the other.
As well as being a nod to the water park’s location, the wave-like roofs and, in particular, the wedge-shapes have been chosen for their efficiency.
According to the project architect, Space & Place, the two wedge shapes provide optimum volumetric arrangements offering better views through to the seafront, reducing the overall visual mass of the building and creating a more interesting architectural form.
Alliance Leisure Senior Business Development Manager Julia Goddard said: “The development in Rhyl will completely transform the town’s leisure provision, creating a stand-out attraction which will draw an estimated 35,000 extra visitors to the area each year.
“Creating sustainable leisure facilities which inspire community engagement is always our ambition and this latest development project will certainly achieve this.”