24 April 2018
ISG’s innovative approach to its £14.8 million Rhyl water park project has been featured in a spotlight by Place North West.
ISG has been appointed by Alliance Leisure to deliver a 13,000 sq ft leisure pool with flumes, slides and water play features, a Tag Active Area, changing village and a café and bar area.
The Place North West article details the complexities of the project, which is situated only metres from the sea, with project manager, Steve Lowton, shedding light on ISG’s innovative approach to various aspects of the build.
The water park’s slides and feature play equipment are to be delivered in numerous sections via shipping containers from Turkey and Poland, and will be built up inside the leisure centre using a mobile crane once the steel frame and supporting structures are complete.
The structure’s distinctive wave-shaped roof also represents an area where ISG has broken ground, with the team opting for an innovative aluminium ‘roll’ technique to facilitate a robust weatherproof system – a first for ISG in the region.
The system entails the ‘roll’ being loaded up from ground level and then installed on to the roof via a crane.
As the system is in high demand throughout Europe, the project worked to a tight four-day timescale to complete the works.
“Due to the high demand for this system, if we missed our allocated slot or the works overran, it would be four months before the next allocated slot was available,” said Steve.
The development is expected to attract an estimated 350,000 extra visitors to Rhyl each year, and will be run by Denbighshire County Council once complete.
Rhyl water park is expected to open in early 2019.
Follow the link to read the full article, ‘Site visit - Rhyl’s waterfront regeneration’, which can be found at placenorthwest.co.uk. Please note the article may only be available for registered users.