Swimming pool design signed off
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.”