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Sandwell Aquatics Centre

SMETHWICK

Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Smethwick

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.

End Client

SANDWELL LEISURE TRUST

Main Contractor

Wates Construction Ltd

Engineer

Arup

Architect

Robert Limbrick

Value

£6,000,000