Swim­ming pool de­sign signed off

Yorkshire Post - Business - - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -

STRUC­TURAL AND civil en­gi­neer­ing com­pany Edge Struc­tural De­sign has pro­vided spe­cial­ist ser­vices for the con­struc­tion of a £5m swim­ming pool and leisure cen­tre in Wake­field.

Edge Struc­tural De­sign, based in Old­ham, Greater Manch­ester, worked on the project at Min­sthorpe Leisure Cen­tre, which in­cluded over­com­ing chal­leng­ing ground and drainage con­di­tions.

Work be­gan on-site in late 2016 and the new cen­tre has just been of­fi­cially opened, on time and within bud­get.

The new leisure amenity boasts a six-lane swim­ming pool, a gym and fit­ness suite and re­places an older swim­ming pool de­mol­ished in 2013.

Edge Struc­tural De­sign was a con­sul­tant for Will­mott Dixon and the client was Wake­field Coun­cil.

Edge founder and di­rec­tor Adam Sedg­wick, a char­tered struc­tural en­gi­neer, said: “Swim­ming pools are un­usual build­ings and very de­mand­ing from mul­ti­ple en­gi­neer­ing per­spec­tives be­cause of the heavy loads, and the sig­nif­i­cant op­er­at­ing and heat­ing equip­ment used for the gen­eral en­vi­ron­ment and the pool it­self.

“We started our work in late 2016. We be­gan look­ing into pos­si­ble foun­da­tion so­lu­tions, the steel frame lay­out and then the pool struc­ture.”

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