Delivering a world class sporting venue and a community legacy
Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been built to host one of the largest international sporting events of 2022, but our involvement also continues after the competition ends, as the Centre is developed into a community leisure facility to be opened in 2023. This involves removing 4,000 spectator seats and installing additional leisure facilities.
Creating a lasting legacy is at the heart of what we do
The Centre has designed to be welcoming and inclusive, with facilities including a 108-station fitness suite; a women-only gym; indoor cycling studio; sauna and steam room and the reinstatement of the exiting football pitch.
For the first time, budding swimmers and divers will have their own centre of excellence where they train for future competitions without having to compromise where they live or travel further afield.
As well as encouraging health, fitness and wellbeing, the centre has impressive environmental credentials, with a solar powered hot water system set to save 10% in typical energy use.
The project team has worked closely with local organisations like Think Sandwell, Sandwell College, as well as local schools, providing work placements, mentoring and encouraging careers in
Collaboration - the key to success
Here in the West Midlands were currently experiencing a tremendous renaissance in our local infrastructure. This project and the wider regeneration of the borough of Sandwell will create a lasting legacy for local residents and put Sandwell on the map for its world-class facility.
Every project we deliver has the community at its heart and we’ve been working with our partners to ensure this project provides significant economic and social value from the outset. The result is a landmark facility that will be transform the borough.”