Blackbrook Pavilion Sports Centre, Taunton

BAM Construction is to build a £5 million leisure pool and spa in Taunton, Somerset. The contractor, with its regional headquarters in Bristol, is to deliver the facility as an extension to Blackbrook Pavillion Sports Centre in Taunton.

It will include a 25m swimming pool, a smaller learning pool and a spa complete with steam room, sauna and hydrotherapy pool. Changing and viewing facilities will be included, as will a new visitor café. BAM recently completed a similar pool and leisure complex at Chilton School in nearby Bridgwater, a scheme that helped its bid for this latest project.

The contractor will look to offer opportunities on the Taunton project to local suppliers, including those who worked for it in Bridgwater. The Taunton facility includes an option for photovoltaic cells on the existing pavillion roof, as well as use of combined heat and power boilers. BAM will have to complete the new pool without disrupting use of the adjacent facility, something it managed successfully in Bridgwater.

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