Sporting youngsters look to the future

6 Jan 2022 12:39
Published by: Scott Callan

A TEAM of Congleton's promising sports stars of the future have put their names to the £10million refurbishment of the town's leisure centre.

Children from The Quinta Primary School were given the chance to make their own mark on the work - by signing one of the last pieces of steel to be used to form the structure of the new pool hall.

Their school is known for its sporting achievements and is the current town sports champion.

Signing of the steel took place outside the construction site but the children were able to see the new-look centre taking shape from a safe distance.

Work on the upgrade started last June and, despite recently heavy rain and the pandemic, contractors say the scheme is progressing well. The 70-week project is set for completion towards the end of this year.

There work will create two new swimming pools, with a thermal suite, modern gym, cafe area and soft play area. The refurbishment is being carried out by Congleton-based Pulse Design and Build.

Alison Cope, PE coordinator at The Quinta, said: "We were thrilled to be asked to sign the steel and the children thoroughly enjoyed their chance to see the construction work from a distance.

"The school has a very strong record across many sports, and I am sure many of our pupils will be using the refurbished leisure centre when it is completed."

The new-look centre will span more than 3,300 square metres and the new pool hall 670sq metres. The centre was built in the early 1970s and is one of the borough's 14 leisure and sports facilities managed by Everybody Sport and Recreation.

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