SPN (Swimming Pool News) December 2021

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PROJECT SHOWCASE

Water Fun For All Ages The South Lake Leisure Centre, Craigavon in Northern Ireland

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esigned by renowned architect practices McAdam Design and Space & Place, the South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon is Northern Ireland’s newest leisure facility. It enjoys fantastic views of Craigavon City Park and is easily accessed via a three-mile-network of walking and cycling paths. With more activities for all ages and abilities than anywhere else in the region, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council’s world class facility includes three pools, the largest gym in Northern Ireland, a multi-use 8-court sports hall, a spin room, dance studio, café, soft play area, two squash courts and an outdoor adventure centre that offers archery, climbing, paddle-sports, canoeing,

Bursting with play value, there are 16 products at ground level and an eight-metrehigh Elevations™ journey that runs for 32 metres” 48 December 2021 SPN 48-49_SPN_December_2021_Project_Showcase.indd 48

kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding and banana boats on the lake. Aquatic play specialists Ustigate, who supply the award-winning range of Vortex International products in the UK, were commissioned to maximise the thrills in the fun pool and responded with an exciting multi-level indoor aquatic adventure that is suitable for all ages and abilities to enjoy. Bursting with play value, there are 16 products at ground level and an eight-metre-high Elevations™ journey that runs for 32 metres with nine sturdy staircases, 11 platforms, 62 water features and two loop-the-loop waterslides. One end of the Elevations™ is an aquatic play paradise for Craigavon’s youngest water players, featuring staircases of no more than 2-3 steps at a time and platforms of varying heights, providing views at 1 metre, 1.8 metres and 2.4 metres. It is a journey that meanders up and around to platform four where little ones are rewarded with the offer of a ride. The entire journey from ground to slide is 0-2.4 metres and completely safe as each stairway and platform is encased with complementary panels. At the top of this area, little ones will find the waterslide; a bright red closed flume with three bends and a run-out that provides a safe landing point.

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