Lindum BMS carried out the complex, multi-phased leisure centre redevelopment for NKDC in North Hykeham.
The £3.6M investment to significantly upgrade the facilities at the centre, open since 1974, involved extensive phased works on a ‘live site’ being used by both the school and general public.
Works included creating two new multi-purpose activity studios with semi-sprung cushioned vinyl floor, an acoustic suspended ceiling system, modular lighting and air conditioning, alongside glazed viewing screens to the entrance side wall.
Improvement to the air conditioning, heating and lighting along with new female dry changing area incorporating private cubicles and showers and the relocation of the cafe area to the ground floor was undertaken. This was followed by the conversion of two squash courts on the second floor to create a new gym, a spinning classroom and a male dry changing room involving installing a mezzanine floor and new suspended ceiling.
A major element of the final phase works was the upgrade of the swimming pool and surrounding areas including the removal and replacement of the flume. The new flume installed has a section of the chute passing outside the building and incorporates multimedia features such as selfie cameras, lighting and music options for users.
The project was awarded Silver in The Green Apple Awards 2016 in the Built Environment, Local Authority category.