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Work starts on Plymouth's Life Centre

London-based Balfour Beatty has started work on the development of a major new £46.5m regional sports and leisure complex in Plymouth, Devon.

The Life Centre will boast a leisure pool with flumes, beach entry and a bubble pool; a climbing zone with a 15m (49.2ft) wall and aerial assault course; an eight-lane bowls centre and a 12-court, multi-use sports hall. A 150-station fitness suite; a 10-lane, Olympic-sized swimming pool with moveable floors and submersible boom; a diving pool; multi-purpose areas for dance and martial arts and a youth gym also form part of the plans, as well as a sauna and a steamroom.

The complex, which has been designed by Archial and is scheduled for completion in September 2011, has been funded by Plymouth City Council (PCC) along with £2.5m from the University of Plymouth. PCC leader Vivien Pengelly said: "The Life Centre represents a major investment by the city and will bring huge benefits for the local economy and further strengthen inward investment for Plymouth.

"This is another very important milestone in the construction programme and is a really tangible sign that work is now well underway." Image: PCC leader Vivien Pengelly and John Bunker of Balfour Beatty marking the start of groundworks

London-based Balfour Beatty has started work on the development of a major new £46.5m regional sports and leisure complex in Plymouth, Devon.
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Work starts on Plymouth's Life Centre

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The Life Centre will boast a leisure pool with flumes, beach entry and a bubble pool; a climbing zone with a 15m (49.2ft) wall and aerial assault course; an eight-lane bowls centre and a 12-court, multi-use sports hall. A 150-station fitness suite; a 10-lane, Olympic-sized swimming pool with moveable floors and submersible boom; a diving pool; multi-purpose areas for dance and martial arts and a youth gym also form part of the plans, as well as a sauna and a steamroom.

The complex, which has been designed by Archial and is scheduled for completion in September 2011, has been funded by Plymouth City Council (PCC) along with £2.5m from the University of Plymouth. PCC leader Vivien Pengelly said: "The Life Centre represents a major investment by the city and will bring huge benefits for the local economy and further strengthen inward investment for Plymouth.

"This is another very important milestone in the construction programme and is a really tangible sign that work is now well underway." Image: PCC leader Vivien Pengelly and John Bunker of Balfour Beatty marking the start of groundworks

London-based Balfour Beatty has started work on the development of a major new £46.5m regional sports and leisure complex in Plymouth, Devon.
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