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Old April 19th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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West Bromwich , New state of the art leisure centre

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Old April 19th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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Wow those are colouful flats!! Cheers Olders!
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Old April 20th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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nice location to place the new leisure centre just behind the police station and near the new lyng residential estate will be going there as soon as it opens . keep them coming and keep us updated oldbury cheers even though its 2 mins away from me :-)
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Old May 17th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #4
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Same as you bhagii, I only live a stones throw away (by the Sandwell & Dudley station) from here and remember them demolishing the Prince Albert pub. The site doesn't feel big enough for the proposed centre but perhaps I am being deceived. Wonder how the residents at the side and rear of the centre will feel with such a large structure right in front of them. Plus, what about parking spaces? Maybe the amount of propsed amenities included are smaller than I imagine them to be. Will be good to have something so close though. Thanks for pics as always oldbury.
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Old May 17th, 2013, 03:22 AM   #5
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Looks good.. West Brom seems to be riding the crest ol a wave at the moment... it's a shame they now want to sell off their main cultural centre right now. Perhaps doing what the government did with the Greenwich Dome could have been a better option.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Old May 19th, 2013, 11:27 AM   #7
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Would be interesting to see if anyone could be arsed to do a time lapse from the top of the flats

(the pool looks like it's coming along)
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They have a shallow end LOL
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Old May 20th, 2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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they usually do. Except if you're from my neck of the woods, then you have one of the few magic merlin pools in the country (adjustable height system)
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 01:08 PM   #10
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Steel work now shooting up from behind the fence's
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 04:09 PM   #11
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Thanks Oldbury - looks like the swimming pool is ready to open!
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Thanks Oldbury - looks like the swimming pool is ready to open!
I didn't know it was going to be a Lido
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is this pool going to have a deep end and a shallow end ?
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is this pool going to have a deep end and a shallow end ?
Yes, they are visible in this picture.

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Thanks Oldbury, I'm loving the out door pool idea LOL
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http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/news/arti...leisure_centre

Work is well on track on the new £12.5 million West Bromwich Leisure Centre with the steel structure now in place.

Facilities in the new centre will include a 25m pool, learner pool, sauna and steam room, four-court sports hall, 100-station fitness suite, two dance studios/activity rooms, indoor children's adventure play centre and cafe.

The new centre, on the corner of Barton Street and Moore Street, is set to open in late spring 2014.

In addition to offering a range of sports and fitness classes for all ages and abilities, the centre will benefit Future Skills Sandwell students by providing training and employment opportunities.

DC Leisure has been appointed by Sandwell Council to design, build and operate the leisure leisure centre and swimming pool in West Bromwich. They are working in partnership with Pellikaan Construction.
A special time capsule was been buried on the site when work first started on the site.

It contained a snapshot of life in 2013 and was buried by two Future Skills Sandwell apprentices.

The capsule contained West Bromwich Albion memorabilia, local newspapers, information about the area's regeneration and even an Argos catalogue to show future generations the gadgets and gizmos available in 2013.

Sandwell deputy leader Councillor Steve Eling said: "With doom and gloom in the headlines, coming into West Bromwich and seeing fantastic regeneration and redevelopment work under way creates a really positive feeling.

"We are proud of the new opportunities planned for our young people and are confident that we are helping to grow a skilled and employable workforce."

The build has been a success for Sandwell's Think Local youth employment team who have now made arrangements for local young people to gain extensive work experience shadowing full-time workers carrying out the project.

Peter Kirkham, development director at DC Leisure, said: "We are looking forward to continuing to work with Sandwell Council to encourage increased participation in physical activity and sport through a varied and exciting mix of programmes and facilities."
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I wonder what will be placed within the time capsule regarding the regeneration of the town, what was planned for the New Square or what happened in reality?

I suppose this complex will end up as a footspar & a bike nailed to the floor
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I wonder what will be placed within the time capsule regarding the regeneration of the town, what was planned for the New Square or what happened in reality?

I suppose this complex will end up as a footspar & a bike nailed to the floor
Funny you should say that..... I've just seen the latest renders



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