Sir Charles Parsons Swimming Pool, Walker Newcastle upon Tyne
Client: Newcastle City Council Project Value: £1,380,000.00 Contract Duration: August 2005 – July 2006
We carried out this new build project within the grounds of Sir Charles Parsons School, Westbourne Avenue in Walker; a secondary school catering for students with significant learning difficulties which includes students with physical disabilities. The project entailed the construction of new swimming and hydrotherapy pool for both pupils of the secondary school and for the local community.
The works required the demolition of the existing pool which was attached to the existing school building and the installation of the new pool using reinforced concrete construction to a new layout plan. A double height, timber clad, steel framed building was erected with curtain walling and a Sarna roof. We installed all the pool equipment including water treatment and pumping systems contained within a purpose made plant room. The changing areas were completed to a high quality finish with extensive tiling to all wet areas. Careful management of all of the various specialist subcontractors was required to ensure that mechanical and electrical installations were completed on time and within budget on a live school site.