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New family leisure centre with endless ski slope  
The new Tarka Leisure Centre includes a 25m, eight-lane swimming pool and 20m trainer pool, both with moveable floors that allows the pools to reach up to 1.8m in depth. 
The facility is also host to an interactive 'endless ski slope' accommodating snowboarders, skiers and tobogganers, which has been built in a room that runs inside to out. 
The leisure centre also includes a four-court sports hall, gym, three-fitness studios, indoor soft play, cafe and reception area. 
The new centre was announced as winner in the Commercial Pool Project of the Year category at the UK Pool and Spa Awards 2023. 

Barrie Beard Ltd’s scope of work included 

Lighting and emergency design and installation 
Small power installation 
External lighting 
Car park lighting 
Fire alarm system 
Turnstile installation 
Public address system 
CCTV system 
TV system 
Door access system including Intercoms 
Security alarm 
Addressable accessible WC alarm 
Panic / pool alarm system 
Disabled refuge 
Voice and data installation 
Lighting protection 
Mechanical ventilation 
Mains distribution 
Low voltage cabling and main earthing 
Incoming gas & water 
Specialist swimming pool ventilation 
General ventilation 
Natural ventilation 
LTHW heating c/w CHP unit 
Gas radiant heating 
Comfort cooling 
Water services 
Natural gas 
Above ground drainage 
Sanitary ware 
Building management system 
Low carbon design 

Project Data 

CLIENT: Parkwood Leisure 
CONTRACTOR: Speller Metcalfe 
ARCHITECT: Watson Batty Architects 
CONSULTANT: Hulley and Kirkwood 
COMPLETED: June 2022 
DURATION: 10 Months 

Modern Leisure Centre in Barnstaple  

Tagged as: Sports & Leisure
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