Ice Arena refurbishment
Work to completely overhaul and extend Slough Ice Arena is making strides as the key survey work continues.
Internal work to decommission the ice rink has been on-going since the rink closed in October 2016 and work will soon be starting on the main refurbishment and new facilities.
The new work comes as the council releases new artist’s impressions on how the overhauled facility will look when the refurbishment is complete.
The refurbishment works include:
- a new ice rink
- new barriers
- new changing rooms and toilets
- new spectator seating and lighting
- climbing wall and clip and climb feature
- extensive landscaping to the Bath Road.
Major construction work is expected to start in April, following surveys and internal stripping of the old facilities.
Councillor Joginder Bal, commissioner for leisure and environment, said: “The amazing work taking place at the Ice Arena is part of the council’s multi-million pound, once in a lifetime investment in the borough’s leisure facilities – all with the aim of getting more people, more active, more often.
“The plans for the Ice Arena are exciting; building on the popularity of ice skating whilst offering new activities for families and young people alongside brand new ice skating facilities.”
The work will be undertaken by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd which is driving regeneration across the town including in leisure, housing, community and school buildings.
The Ice Arena will be reopened in a phased way with the ice rink expected to be complete in November 2017 and the new extension in early 2018.
Work on installing a temporary ice rink, to be open until the refurbishment is complete, began in January.
The Ice Rink Company is the provider of the facility, with completion expected this month (February).