CRL were employed to carry out the refurbishment of Splashworld, Dunes Leisure Centre following a number of key structural failures resulting in the closure of the facility two years ago.

The works are based on a fifty-four-week program and include the appointment of sub-contractors to carry out the grit blasting and paint coating system application to the internal steel structure due to topcoat debonding issues; removal of existing pool wall

Concrete repairs will be carried out to the flume tower with sacrificial anodes expected to be installed and an anti-carbonation coating applied.

The works started in July 2021, with the internal birdcage scaffold being installed in two phases, in conjunction with the tiles being broken out, removed and the substrate being prepared. CRL have taken on the responsibility for protection of the building elevations and soffit, installing plywood sheeting to prevent any damage from the grit blasting to the steel framework. Phase 1 of the coating system has been finalised with phase 2 on programme to be complete shortly. Following the disassembly of the scaffold the tiling subcontractor can commence works in the swimming pool and CRL can complete outstanding concrete repairs. The project anticipated completion is July this year with the Splashworld hopefully open to the public shortly after.

The scale of the project has allowed CRL to put significant emphasis on the social value aspect of the contract, delivering on a number of notable points:

• Access to swimming - 10 -week programme for 26 children receiving beginner lessons and swimming kitbags.
• Utilising local employment to the benefit of £26,000 as of January.
• Use of local supply chain, Total Timber in Formby being our primary materials supplier.
• Community project donations including pallets delivered and donated to Make it Workshop CIC.
Dunes Leisure Centre Refurbishment (£1,4000,00.00)
Barry Morris


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