Topping out ceremony at leisure centre
The new Andover Leisure Centre celebrated another build milestone last week, with its Topping Out Ceremony marking the highest point of the building work being completed.
Representatives from Test Valley Borough Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Architects Roberts Limbrick attended the ceremony on Tuesday 22nd May, along with community representatives and pupils from Anton Junior School in Andover for a tour of the build.
Community and Leisure Portfolio Holder, Cllr Tony Ward, said: “We are really excited to see the design for the new leisure centre coming to life before us. Once completed, the new modern and sustainable leisure centre will offer a broad range of activities and services to bring the whole community together. Places for People Leisure’s plans to improve the leisure offering and the health and wellbeing of the area are truly exciting.”
Test Valley Borough Council awarded Places for People Leisure the 30-year Design Build Operate and Maintain contract in respect of the new Andover Leisure Centre, Romsey Rapids, Charlton Leisure Centre, Knightwood Leisure Centre and Romsey Sports Centre, along with construction partners Pellikaan Construction and architects Roberts Limbrick.
The new leisure centre, which is due to be completed in spring 2019, will include a six lane 25m pool along with a 15m learner pool with moveable floor and a splash pad for helping to develop water confidence.