With the UK’s top sports university of Loughborough located nearby and double Olympic swimming Gold medallist Rebecca Adlington hailing from the East Midlands, central England now provides a significant focus for sports and especially swimming.

It is therefore fitting that Nottingham City Council wishes to provide the latest in new sports facilities, including those for swimmers.

The authority has commissioned the building of a new 25-metre six lane swimming pool with movable floor, an accompanying spa area and 50 station fitness suite. Also included within the scheme are a dance and activity studio along with changing facilities and an administration area for Nottingham City Council staff.

Being developed in the grounds of the existing Djangogly Technology centre, the building will consist of a steel frame structure incorporating brickwork, glazing and clad panelling.

Silcock Dawson, with its extensive experience of many similar developments, was brought in by Archial Architects to oversee the thermal performance for the building envelope, ensuring it conformed to Building Regulations Part L, Conservation of Fuel and Power 2000.

Other aspects of the firm’s role cover mechanical, public health, electrical, lift and filtration and integral systems including those for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting and power as well as the pool’s water treatment and movable floor elements.

The firm is also responsible for installing public address and audio-visual systems in addition to the lightning protection.

Nottingham’s newest facility will provide even greater opportunities for training sports people and others in the area can look to keeping fit while enjoying their leisure time.