The project is the latest in a series of Alliance Leisure schemes delivered by ISG, which include the £5.6m refurbishment of Deeside Leisure Centre in North Wales and the £1.9m project to add tenpin bowling to the facilities at Flint Pavilion. This latest contract will see the construction of a single-storey extension to the Ramsgate building to accommodate the new facilities, as well as carrying out a full refurbishment of the centre.
The leisure centre will continue to be open for business as usual during the 52-week programme. The steel frame and masonry extension will feature a curved roof to complement the architecture of the original building and ISG will create a 25m pool along with a learner pool and associated ‘wet’ changing facilities. The extension will also accommodate the new spa and health suite facilities, while the existing ‘dry’ change and fitness suite will be refurbished.
The project involves an upgrade to the mechanical and electrical services, with the current gas-based air conditioning system replaced by more energy efficient air conditioning and air handling units. ISG will also install intelligent lighting technology and improve the thermal performance of the building to reduce running costs.
ISG leisure director Phil Jessop commented: “We have developed an excellent relationship with Alliance Leisure based on effective project management and the consistent delivery of high quality solutions. Working in any live environment can be challenging and Ramsgate Sports Centre will be no exception, but our proven expertise across similar projects was a compelling factor in Alliance Leisure’s decision to appoint ISG to this high profile scheme.”