Take a look at our photo gallery as works progress with the pool hall and changing village refurbishment.
The swimming pool changing village is undergoing a full refurbishment. Since the 1st September contractors have been undergoing works to clear the existing changing rooms including taking up the existing floor, down to the concrete screed.
Below you can see that the exisitng floor has started to come up from the top end of the changing rooms looking down towards the showers. An opening has been made where the staff area was located, this will now house some larger family cubicles.
Pictured below is where the exisitng front of house toilets and disabled toilets have been opened up. This will create a much larger area that will now have improved disability changing facilities.
Here we can see that the work to take up the exisitng floor continues. Further to that another opening has been created that will lead through the the exisiting group changing faciliites. This will now be opened up to allow space for additional cubicles.
Below you can see further development where the reception and disabled toilets were located. These photos are taken from the current entrance to the changing rooms so you can see there is a lot of space available to us.
Ductwork for the new air handling system is starting to be installed as you can see from the images below.
The changing village is now being cleared of all debris now that the floor is up and new openings have been created.
The new layout is starting to take shape as sections of wall have been opened up to make way for new changing areas. The reception toilets and disabled toilets in the changing village will now become one area, which will house improved disability facilities.
We are really excited by what we have seen so far but for more information on the scale of works please click here
As we move towards the end of the first month we can see that works have moved to the pool hall. Tiles are starting to be removed from the pool and poolside ready for the fresh, new look. The old flume is starting to be removed, ready for a brand new one to be installed.
Tiles are starting to be removed around the top of the pool tank and the walk ways around the pool. This will now all be prepared for the new tiling to be laid down and give the pool a fresh, new look.
Work in the chaging village continues with the new air handling system which will help us keep a more constant temperature in this area. Gulleys are being created for the new drains that will be installed which will be a big step to improving cleanliness standards.
The new flume has now arrived and will start to be installed over the last week of October. We can't wait to see it!
As we move into November we will see the project really start to take shape as much of the demolition and preparation work has now been completed. Tiling in and around the pool has progressed well and the new flume is in.
Works have also been undertaken on the external areas of the building with new glazing being installed around poolside and a fresh new look at the front of the building as well. We are really please with how it all looks!
As we move into December we should see quite a lot of development in the changing areas. Tiling is set to be completed and wall panelling will be fitted. Towards the end of the month we will see lockers and cubicles installed as things really start to take shape.
In the pool hall we will see the final round of works on the teaching pool as the water features are fitted. Tiling around the pool surrounds will continue now that the new glazing has been installed.
Check out the video below which shows our progress just before we close for Christmas. Cubicles and lockers have now been installed and we will heading into the final stretch of works in January.
January will see the final part of the refurbishment get under way. In the pool area we will see the remaining tiling works completed, final decorations, re-grouting works to the whole of the swimming pool along with final fittings.
In the changing rooms the new showers will be installed, final decorations will be completed and all final fittings will be installed.
Everything is on schedule to be completed by the end of the month and we can’t wait to welcome our customers back as soon as possible.
Contractors were on site for most of February undertaking the first and second round of snagging, as the bulk of the project had come to an end. Handover from LST, the lead contractors, to the team at Malvern Splash took place during this month. It was then over to the site team to ensure the Centre had a thorough clean down and the relevant re-training of employees took place in March. The team at Malvern Splash also took the time to complete their own decorating and maintenance tasks in other areas of the building while ‘Project Refill’ started. It took around 2 weeks to fill the pool from start to finish and we are pleased to say the temperature is a lovely 30 degrees. Check out the final images below as we look forward to having you all back from 12th April.