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State-Of-The-Art Recuperation And Treatment Police Treatment Centre – Castlebrae in Auchterarder, Perthshire


roviding recuperation and treatment to serving and retired police officers, The Police Treatment Centre at Auchterarder prides itself on the quality of its facilities. Having undertaken a comprehensive review of these facilities it took the decision to upgrade and add to them in early 2012. Unfortunately, due to the costs being above their budget, the plans were shelved until 2014 when Competition Pool Solutions were invited to meet with the trustees of the centre, to present their design and build offering. Over the following 12 months Competition Pool Solutions worked with the staff at the centre to formulate and design a new scheme, which involved the refurbishment of their existing facilities and the addition of a state-of-the-art wet leisure offering. Due to their knowledge and experience of designing and building such projects, Competition Pool Solutions, were able to offer the facilities the centre wanted, at a cost which was £650,000 less than the original cost quoted in 2012. Based on the revised costs of £2.1m, the trustees of the centre gave the go ahead for the works to proceed in early 2015. The facilities to be provided consisted of a new leisure building comprising of a large swimming pool (15m x 7.5m), a hydrotherapy pool (6m x 4m), sauna and steam room, together with new wet changing facilities. Competition Pool Solutions were responsible for both the design and management of the whole project from start to finish and as part of

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their remit, had to identify and appoint both a main contractor for the principal works together with a subcontractor for the specialist pool works. Through a vigorous selection process, to ensure that the cost of the project was kept within budget, Marshall Construction Ltd were appointed as the main contractor and John Preston Pools Ltd were appointed to undertake the specialist pool works. The construction works began in May 2015 and were completed to budget in April 2016 – taking a total of 46 weeks. The centre now has a superb range of wet leisure facilities for the treatment and recuperation of their clients. The swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool, constructed and finished by John Preston Pools, gives the centre’s clients the perfect space to exercise and relax, with the knowledge that the design has incorporated first class water treatment from AstralPool and environmental controls from Recotherm. The custom made sauna and steam room, is a stunning addition to the facility, one which the clients now use daily to help their treatment and recuperation. The General Manager of the Centre, Paul Grant said: “We now have state-of-the-art, first class facilities to offer to our clients, one which we thought we would never get, until Competition Pool Solutions started working with us. Throughout the project we have worked closely with their team from initial designs to the detailed designs, 26/07/2016 10:05

SPN (Swimming Pool News) August 2016  

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