Making a splash at Soundwell Swimming Baths

gcp are delighted to announce that Phase 1: The pool at Kingswood Leisure Centre on the edge of Bristol is now complete and open for swimming! Working locally has always been really important to gcp, so adding the refurbishment of this well used centre to our portfolio of leisure projects is a real triumph.

The design solution developed by gcp director Jeremy Pilling, working along with local contractors ISG, Circadian Trust and South Gloucestershire Council focused the main work on reducing running costs and providing facilities for the 21st century. Achieved largely through upgrading all aspects of the building fabric and creating a new 25m community competition pool and learner pool by dividing the original 33 1/3 meter pool the formal opening is awaited by local residents.

To be ultimately powered by means of a new biomass boiler, this leisure centre has really come a long way since its original opening in 1961. We expect Phase 2, that includes a state of the art well-equipped fitness suite, to be complete in the autumn, with the centre fully refurbished and re-opened by Christmas.

At a recent outing, the pool at Kingswood Leisure Centre, still affectionately referred to by many as Soundwell Swimming Baths, was given an impressive 9/10 by our senior technician's son - that's more than a recommendation we like to think!

For more information on how to reduce the energy consumption of your local sports facilities please call Jeremy Pilling or Jonathan Platt at gcp on 0117 932 8888.