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New Water Park Derby City Council has released the first images of the water park that will be part of Derby’s new pool complex at the Moorways site. The water park will have England’s first wave generating wow ball and the first wave rider slide of its type. More thrills will be provided by two fourstorey flumes, as well as dual racer slides where riders can race their family and friends. For younger visitors there will be a beach area and water playground with mini slides and water jets. Councillor Robin Wood, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “These plans have been developed with families in mind and include a number of thrills and spills to enjoy. Once built there will certainly be more ways than ever for everyone to have fun in Derby.” The 50m pool with moving booms and floors gives the flexibility to be turned into three separate pools in a matter of minutes. The learner pool will provide a great environment for swimmers of all ages to learn to swim and take part in water activities. Customers will be able to relax in the sauna and steam rooms, after a swim or workout. Various other facilities complete the project including a large multi-use area will be fitted out with a family activity to complement the range of activities that are

also on offer, delivering a more extensive family experience. Earlier this year the green light was given to build a much larger leisure water pool as part of the new complex. A capital budget of £42m has been approved to deliver and complete the whole project by late 2021.

Plans Approved For Berwick’s New Leisure Centre Berwick’s new state-of-the-art leisure centre is a step closer to reality after it was granted planning permission in September. The £20m facility, funded by Northumberland County Council, will be built on the site of the current Swan Centre in Tweedmouth and will be run by Active Northumberland, a charitable trust that manages leisure services across the county. Work is due to start on site in November, and will be carried out in phases to ensure that the existing centre continues to operate at all times until new facilities open to replace them. Phase 1, which includes a new swimming pool and fitness suite is due to open in April 2021. The full new building is expected to be open in summer 2022.

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Designed by GT3 Architects, the centre’s wet leisure offering includes a five-lane, 25m swimming pool, a teaching pool, leisure pool plus spa facilities. Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer, Cabinet Member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism, said: “I am thrilled that this planning application has been approved. It now means we are able to move forward with the development and soon offer more great opportunities for people living in the Berwick area to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. “Not only will it be a fantastic facility for the local community but we want it to be a tourist destination too attracting visitors from other parts of Northumberland, the Borders, South Scotland and beyond.” 04/10/2019 17:18

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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...