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Sheffield is next stop for BAM’s leisure centre team

24 Mar 15 Sheffield City Council has handed BAM Construction a £16m contract to revamp a leisure centre.

Artist's impression of the leisure centre
Artist's impression of the leisure centre

BAM Construction will build a new swimming pool as well as fitness and medical facilities at Sheffield’s Graves Leisure Centre to complement the existing tennis centre.

New amenities will include a 25m swimming pool, a smaller training pool, a gym and fitness suite, trampoline space, dance studios and X-ray and clinical examination rooms. Photovoltaic cells and other renewable energy will be used to help the project meet sustainability aims.

BAM is nearing completion off a new leisure centre in nearby Huddersfield – and an estimated 80% of the supply chain by project value will move across to the Sheffield scheme.

The Graves Leisure Centre project broke ground last week, with completion scheduled for summer 2016. The contract was awarded through the YORbuild framework.

BAM senior design manager Noel Banfield said: “Building and testing swimming pools in particular is very technical and complex, so we are delighted to be bringing across much of the management and wider team from the Huddersfield scheme. This will bring huge efficiency benefits to the project to extend these facilities.”

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