ISG has been awarded three regional leisure projects by Alliance Leisure in Selby, Wigan and Prestatyn, with a combined value of circa £10 million.
The Selby Leisure Village project sees ISG construct a circa 13,000 sq ft steel frame building next to the recently opened Selby Leisure Centre. Facilities include ten pin bowling, adventure play area, indoor aerial trekking, adventure climbing and an indoor skate and BMX park. The new structure also incorporates a double-height area to accommodate an indoor ski simulator and the Leisure Village also includes a cafe/restaurant. ISG will deliver the new facility while the existing leisure centre remains fully operational, managing shared access as an integral part of project planning.
The Selby contract runs alongside work at Howe Bridge Leisure Centre in Atherton, Wigan, as part of an operational refurbishment scheme for Alliance Leisure, which is due for completion in late summer. ISG is currently transforming the existing sports hall into an ‘Extreme Zone’, including skate ramps and ‘clip and climb’ walls.
The scheme also includes a new health and fitness suite at first floor level, including a gym, spinning and dance studios, changing area and sauna/steam rooms. The company will also upgrade the entrance to the leisure centre and the reception area, creating a new cafe at ground floor level, along with a children’s adventure play area. Both the Selby and Atherton facilities will be run by WLCT, who are the leisure provider to both councils.
ISG is also on site at Prestatyn’s Nova Centre carrying out a refurbishment project that will deliver improvements to the building’s energy and thermal performance, reducing running costs and the facility’s carbon footprint. Due for completion towards the end of the year, the scheme sees ISG create a new entrance and fitness suite with windows overlooking the sea, as well as two studio areas with flexible partitioning to allow its use as a single function room.
ISG will retain the existing four-lane 25m pool and splash pool, upgrading facilities with a new changing area and renovating the roof structure. The project also includes construction of a new cafe with sea views and two promenade-side retail units.
Danny Murray, ISG’s Northern regional managing director, commented:
“These three schemes continue our long-standing relationship with Alliance Leisure as a primary delivery partner for the company’s extensive programme of improvements to municipal leisure services. Creating facilities that appeal to a broad range of users is essential in driving up participation in leisure activities, bringing major health benefits and fostering strong community bonds.”