Place North West profiles ISG’s complex Moss Side leisure centre upgrade

22 October 2018

Place North West profiles ISG’s complex Moss Side leisure centre upgrade

ISG’s complex refurbishment of Moss Side Leisure Centre in Manchester, UK, has featured in an extensive Place North West project profile. 

The project, which will transform the leisure offer in the Moss Side area of the city, sees ISG refurbish an existing 1970s building, including the swimming pool, sports hall and gym. 

ISG was appointed through the North West Construction Hub in February 2017, starting a near six-month pre-construction process to consider how to deliver the complex project.

Senior site manager, Alex Mastroddi, describes the intricacies behind the regeneration project and bringing the building up to modern standards.

“A lot of the project has been about the mechanical and electrical (M&E) scope of works,” he says. 

“On this building, although it’s a refurb and not a full-on knock-down-and-start-again, we have had to renew its entire M&E, so the whole plant room – pretty much the heart of the building – had to be completely stripped out.”

Alex continues: “The services installation package alone is circa £3.5 million of the total value of the build – that covers upgrading the fabric of the building: cavity insulation to walls, new cladding panels, re-insulating the flat roofs, and a water-harvesting system.”

A major part of the upgrade has been a new-build extension which will almost double the size of the leisure centre’s main fitness suite, from 2,400 sq ft to 4,100 sq ft.

The extension has also positively impacted the on-site facilities and surrounding area, finishes Alex.

“As part of the extension we had to bridge over a car park exit area, but by doing that we’ve been able to introduce an area of curtain walling which gives the fitness suite much more natural light than it had before,” he says.

The project is due for completion in November 2018.

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