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NEWS LONG-AWAITED PLYMSTOCK POOL COULD FINALLY HAPPEN It’s been 25 long years in the making but a campaign to build a swimming pool for families of Plymstock in Devon is almost over. Locals have never given up hope of getting one built in the Plymouth suburb and have sat on stockpiled donations in the hope that a major player would step forward to make it happen. Finally a major breakthrough has happened and families could be swimming, splashing about and racing down slides in an all-new attraction. Building giants behind the £1billion Sherford town development have appointed a ‘preferred operator’ to run a proposed leisure centre which would sit on the edge of the town. If the project is waved through by planners in the coming months, the aim is to get the family attraction built this year.

Mermaid Love The One-piece NIVEKO! NIVEKO has long been regarded as the gold standard in one-piece pools, but in terms of looks, it is easily the equal of the most luxurious tiled concrete pools – as Mermaid Pools illustrate with this beautiful pool in Sevenoaks, Kent. Going in just six weeks from the excavation of the hole to filling the pool with water, this NIVEKO pool more than matched the owner’s brief for a speedy installation of a high quality, state-of-the art pool, in-keeping with the modern new house, and falling within the allotted budget of £50,000. Steve Russell of Mermaid Pools said: “We are particularly impressed with the NIVEKO’s attention to design and detail. It’s a pool that shouts luxury and draws the eye. The client hadn’t considered the one-piece pool option and needed some persuasion, but the excellent, very informative NIVEKO brochure, plus its speed of installation, soon won him over.” Following the light trimming of some trees for access, the pool was delivered on the back of a lorry and the installation went to plan. Steve said: “The

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READING TO DECIDE NEW £40M LEISURE CONTRACT Reading Council’s commitment to invest more than £40m in modern new leisure facilities for the local area, which includes two brand new swimming pools, will be cemented this month when a new leisure partner is selected. Councillors will consider the award of a 25-year contract to design, build, operate and run Reading’s leisure service to a preferred bidder and a new competition standard pool with provision for diving plus a modern new community pool are expected as part of the contract. The step marks the end of a robust Council procurement process, supported by independent specialist leisure consultants and with advice from Sport England, and which included input from local clubs and user groups who provided feedback on their aspirations for what new facilities should provide.

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pool is encased on all 4 sides by 300mm thick steel reinforced concrete; the floor is a 200mm thick vibrated steel reinforced plinth, the build tolerances on the floor are 1mm, this is an extremely tight tolerance. This installation will stand the test of time! “To achieve the contemporary finish we chose a white shell, white cover and a contrasting border coping stone in black flamed granite. We then advised the installation of synthetic decking as the client wanted to keep the pool and surround as maintenance free as possible.” Steve added: “The client was over the moon with the end result saying: ‘Great service from a great team. Super happy with this once in a lifetime pool’.”

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Planning Application Submitted For Therme Manchester Therme Group has applied for planning permission for a unique wellbeing resort in Peel L&P’s TraffordCity. Therme Group’s vision is to create the world’s most advanced wellbeing resorts, accessible to all, embodying a perfect interplay of nature, technology and culture. The first of its kind in the UK, Therme Manchester uses natural forms and structures in its design to create a unique architectural concept. It will be a landmark development for the city and is set to become an iconic symbol of the north-west of England. Therme Manchester will be an immersive experience to enhance the mind, body and soul. Visitors will have the chance to unwind in a perfect tropical environment with turquoise, warm-water lagoons among spectacular botanical gardens. Nature and water are at the heart of the experience, with exquisite design throughout. Guests will be able to enjoy everything

from affordable luxury-class spa therapies, multisensorial saunas and therapeutic mineral pools to exciting wave pools, waterslides and many fun and healthy activities. At 28-acres, the size of 19 football pitches, the expansive site is located in TraffordCity, opposite Trafford Centre and Barton Square, with the new Metrolink station directly outside. Therme Manchester is being developed in close collaboration with Peel L&P on the current site of EventCity, which will be relocated and redeveloped as a new state-of-the-art events venue in TraffordCity. The plans boasts four zones and hundreds of activities for children, adults and seniors. There are endless possibilities, with each visit offering a unique experience, personalised to individual needs, mood and time. If permission is granted, Therme Manchester is scheduled to open late 2022, bringing the opportunity for an affordable holiday every day to the communities it serves.

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2020  

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...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) February 2020  

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...