The new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick includes a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool as well as a 25m diving pool, community swimming pool and seats for up to 1,000 spectators.
Other facilities at the aquatics centre will include three activity studios, two 4-court sports halls, a 108-station fitness suite with a 25-station ladies-only gym, dry diving facilities, an indoor cycling studio, a new football pitch, a café and changing facilities including a sauna/steam room. Externally, a new urban park will feature a children’s play area.
Billington is providing over 1900 tonnes of steel for the project, including 14 roof trusses.
Work on the £73 million project is set to be completed in spring 2022. The building will be officially open for use by the public in May 2023.
Take a look at the video below for more information on the project courtesy of Wates Construction Ltd.