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Waterco Filtration Solutions Feature At The Corniche

Luxuriously appointed and located on the Thames in the London borough of Lambeth, The Corniche provides residents with panoramic views over the city’s sprawling skyline. Designed by internationally acclaimed architectural practice Foster & Partners, the development includes extensive residents’ facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool and vitality spa built by Aqua Platinum Projects. Being a prestigious development, the pool and spa’s filtration equipment had to be of the highest quality and durable enough to withstand constant use and contact with chemicals. With residents paying a premium to live in luxury, the reputation of Aqua Platinum Projects was on the line, so it was critical that the system was reliable and durable. Knowing that the globally renowned water filtration specialists at Waterco had been supplying equipment for over 30 years meant that the team at Aqua Platinum Projects had full confidence in the supply, quality of product, and after-sales service from the manufacturer. “The heart of any swimming pool is the filtration and we insist on the best as that is what our clients expect,” said Aqua Platinum Projects Managing Director, Ryan Fronda. “That’s why we only use Waterco filtration and pumps.”

Working in conjunction with their preferred distributor, Paramount Products, Ryan’s team installed the following Waterco equipment in The Corniche’s pool and vitality spa: • 2 x SMDD1050 Micron Commercial Fibreglass sand filters • 2 x 5hp Hydrostar high-performance pumps • 2 x SMDD1050 Micron Commercial Fibreglass sand filters • 2 x 6hp Hydrostar high-performance pumps. “When we were asked to be involved in such a fantastic project, we were more than delighted,” said Waterco Europe CEO, Tony Fisher. “Appreciating how the pool and spa were such an important part of the development and having the opportunity to work with the talented team at Aqua Platinum Projects again, was a rewarding experience. The final product is breathtaking.”

Proposals Submitted For Family-oriented Waterpark Resort Great Wolf Resorts is proposing to build a new family resort near Chesterton in Oxfordshire. Great Wolf Lodge, which is owned, managed and developed by Great Wolf Resorts, is a leading brand of family resorts in the US that promotes a fully integrated experience anchored by an indoor waterpark, aimed at families with young children. North America’s largest owner, operator and developer of family-oriented indoor waterpark resorts, Great Wolf Lodge opened its first resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1997. In the UK, the Bicester area has been selected as the location for the first resort due to the community’s values, proximity to major urban centres, as well as links to the motorway network. For the company’s first UK site, awardwinning architects EPR will create an adapted design to reflect the nature of the site and its location in Oxfordshire. Great Wolf Resorts are also working with landscape architects BMD to create a high-quality, sustainable landscape scheme that is considerate to the site and the surrounding area. Following a consultation earlier this year, some updates were made to previous proposals to ensure that the company delivers the best result for the community. If the plans are approved, the project will bring £200m investment to the local economy and will support approximately 600 permanent jobs on site following completion.

Aqua Platinum Projects 020 3700 9005 www.aquaplatinumprojects.co.uk Waterco Europe 01795 521733 www.waterco.eu

BAM Secures Major Leisure Centre Scheme In Buckinghamshire Chiltern District Council has appointed BAM Construction as the preferred bidder to build its Chiltern Lifestyle Centre in Amersham. Approximately £36m is being spent on the new facilities which will open by the end of 2021. The scheme includes an eight-lane 25-metre swimming pool with viewing, a diving / teaching pool alongside a kids’ splash pad area, dry diving training facility and various other fitness and health facilities. The new leisure centre will replace Chiltern Pools which after 53 years of service, due to design and condition issues, had become uneconomical to operate.

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BAM is currently finalising the contract with Chiltern District Council, and is presently operating under a preconstruction agreement. The project was procured competitively under the Southern Construction Framework. The current leisure facilities are over 50 years old and described by the local authority as being in urgent need of repair. The old buildings will be demolished and Amersham library has been temporarily re-located. BAM’s Construction Director Mick Kelly said: “These are important changes for local people and we fully appreciate the

need to go about our work considerately and respectfully. How we build has always been as important to BAM as what we build. We’ll bring our expertise in creating leisure sector developments to this scheme that will transform the facilities for people here.” Cllr Mike Stannard, Deputy Leader of Chiltern District Council; and Cabinet Member for Support Services, said: “After so many years of planning, it is fantastic that we are finally at the stage where work is starting on site. This is a major development and our priority is to ensure minimal impact on residents, pool users and staff while the work takes place.”

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Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...