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‘Amazing’ progress at two leisure sites

Andy Howell (SUR General Manager), Councillor Rob Anderson, Nigel Franks (SUR Development Manager) and Karl Hoffman (Morgan Sindall's project manager)

Councillor Rob Anderson, lead member for leisure and environment, took a sneak peek around two of the town’s leisure sites currently under construction; the Ice Arena and The Centre.

The huge extension and main frontage of the new Ice Arena, facing the Bath Road is now complete with its wood and glass façade shining in the winter sun.

And at The Centre, councillor Anderson got to check out the new swimming pool area, complete with submarine-like balancing tanks to regulate water volume when people are in the new pool.

Councillor Anderson, said: “It was really exciting to see the progress on two fantastic facilities that will soon be ready for residents to enjoy.

“These flagship projects will be the spearhead of our efforts to make Slough one of the most active towns in the country and are only the start of a major improvement in all our leisure centres, parks and open spaces that will allow people opportunities at every level to take control of their own health and wellbeing.” The Ice Arena will be opening in April. Check out the next edition of Citizen to find out more. 

Ice Arena fact file 

  • The extension brings an extra 1000m2 to the building.
  • It will house the new entrance, reception, gym, café and climbing wall.
  • It is two-storeys.
  • Created from three huge wooden arches each of which is 30m wide and 12m high and weighs five tonnes.
  • Opening in April 2018 

The Centre fact file 

  • More than 17,000 metres3 of concrete has gone into the build so far.
  • More than 520 tonnes of steel so far.
  • Opening in spring 2019.

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