Sun hats were swapped for hard hats at the Topping Out ceremony at Littlehampton Wave - Littlehampton's brand new, state of the art, sports and leisure facility - carried out on Monday 9 July. The new centre is due to open its doors in Spring 2019.
Representatives from Arun District Council, Willmot Dixon (main contractor) and Freedom Leisure were present at the "topping out" ceremony on Monday 9 July. Guests were suitably dressed for walking through a working building site but once inside the scale of the size of the new facility was there for all to see.
Guests were assembled in the area where the new gym will be housed which is enormous and will be sure to make its mark in the region, as one of the best fitness facilities around, as well as a tremendous asset to the people of Littlehampton and the surrounding towns and villages.
Roger Forsdyke Willmot Dixon's Managing Director presented the Chairman of Arun District Council Cllr. Alan Gammon with a commemorative trowel and guests were invited to 'sign' a steel support in the main building, which will be welded for prosperity.
It is exciting to be at this milestone stage of “topping out” as we get ever closer to the opening of the new leisure centre for Littlehampton. As the chosen leisure operator of Arun District Council – we are looking forward to operating this flagship centre that will offer some fantastic health and leisure opportunities for the local communities in Arun.Ivan Horsfall-Turner, Managing Director
Topping Out refers to the installation of the final piece of structure, or the completion of the roof on a building, bridge or other large construction project. Littlehampton Wave has now had the roof cladded and will soon be water tight so the major fit out part of the works can begin in earnest.
During the visit we were able to take some photos to give you a 'first impression" of the facilities inside. The main pool is now concreted and the teaching pool even has water in it. We'll be changing the water before you get in it!