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Sleaford Leisure Centre No 6 April 2013

Free heat for leisure centre

Sleaford Leisure Centre, will be one of the five beneficiaries receiving free heat from the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant. Construction works for Phase 1 of the district heating system began in March, commencing on Boston Road opposite the site of the new Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant which will provide

the thermal heat energy for the system. Construction works will consist of installing a district heating pipe Boston Road down towards Sleaford. The district heating system is just one of a number of local community benefits that forms part of a wellbeing agreement with NKDC. Other initiatives total

£285,000 includes a community fund & sustainability fund which will be administered by community representatives which form the newly established Sleaford REP Community Liaison Panel. For more information about the construction of the Plant and pipe work visit Once complete the district heating network will provide

free thermal energy to four other community facilities including Sleaford Town Football Club, Sleaford indoor bowls centre NKDC Council Offices and William Alvey Primary School. Works to Boston Road are scheduled to be complete by June 2013 with a fully operational system expected by January 2014, once works to the power plant are completed.


Public update briefing Monday 20th May 2013 5.30pm - 7pm

Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant in construction

Those with a keen interest in the Sleaford Leisure Centre’s progress are invited to find out more; about what stage it is at, interior designs and internal plans. The evening will see a presentation by Mike Lock, Leisure and Cultural Services Manager followed by the option for individual discussion with NKDC’s Senior Building Surveyor, Scott Masterman, RG Carters Ltd, Eco2 Lincs Ltd and Leisure Connection. For further details and to confirm your attendance, contact Mike Lock on 01529 308171 or email mike_ uk

Apprentice Case Study: Gregg Southall Construction Contract Manager Apprentice Twenty-year-old Gregg Southall from Lincoln had always dreamed of getting on the right career path, and when the opportunity arose at R G Carter he jumped at the chance. Whilst working at the Lincoln Showground’s Epic Centre, Gregg was impressed with the refurbishment work that had been carried out by R G Carter. The project was of great interest to him and reaffirmed his decision to pursue a career within the construction industry. Although in his spare time he enjoys socialising with friends and football,

Gregg is focused on the end goal. “In five years time I would like to be working with R G Carter, overseeing small projects”. Gregg will train for his role on site and complete theory-based work at Lincoln College. He will learn about programming projects and procurement, as well as the day-today role of the contract manager. One project that Gregg will work on is the Sleaford Leisure Centre refurbishment which is due for completion in September 2013. “My first day went really quickly, it was really busy but everyone was

really friendly so that helped the nerves. I am a bit nervous about taking on the responsibility, because I don’t want to let the team down, but I am sure this will ease in time. ” After the apprenticeship, Gregg will gain not only valid work experience, but a BTEC National Certificate in Construction.

Apprentice Case Study: Martyn Hardy Construction Site Manager Apprentice Twenty-five-year-old Martyn Hardy has worked on construction sites as a bricklayer since leaving school. With a family of tradesman, he has always aspired to follow in their footsteps, and as luck be it, on a rainy day he saw the advert for the apprentice position in the paper. Although Martyn enjoyed bricklaying, he wanted the chance to progress his career further and gain experience in other roles within the construction industry. Father-of-one, Martyn sees this as an opportunity for a long term career, giving stability to his family life. He will study a BTEC National Certificate in Construction at Lincoln College part-time on day-release for two years, whilst also gaining valuable on-site training. Martyn would like to be running sites on his own in five years time, and

work on larger projects with the site manager – Sleaford Leisure Centre is one project where Martyn will gain experience during his apprenticeship.

Keep up-to-date online Visit: uk/slcr SleafordLeisureCentre Refurbishment SLCRefurb

Alternative routes during temporary footpath closure

The footpath that runs alongside Sleaford Leisure Centre will be closed at various times to enable works to begin on the new reception and canopy.

Anticipated milestones

30 August 2013 Practical completion 2 September 2013 Handover to operator 27 September 2013 Open to public For further information and to keep up-to-date with the progress on the refurbishment visit or email Sleaford_LC_Refurb@

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