Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex

LOCATION: Newtownards

CLIENT: Newtownards & North Down Borough Council

MAIN CONTRACTOR: Heron Bros Ltd

CONSULTANT: JCP Consulting

CONTRACT PERIOD: 16 months

A new state of the art Wellbeing and Leisure Complex for Newtownards & North Down Borough Council has been successfully completed.  With an investment of £30m it has made a great boost for the economic growth in the area with the outcome of transforming the leisure facilities, enabling the community to be at the forefront in promoting healthier lifestyles, both physically and mentally.

Facilities for the complex include a 110 station state of the art gym and three fitness studios that can adapt to suit.  Three individual pool areas which consist of a six lane main pool and associated minor pool both with adjustable flooring and specialist access equipment.  Also a splash pool fitted with play equipment for young children and toddlers.  To add to this the centre has installed a modern spa equipped to promote personnel wellbeing and relaxation.  An impressive viewing gallery and modern changing facilities.  Aside from wet areas under one roof there is also soft play areas and a unique Blacklight adventure zone to bring out the best in anyone’s imagination.   On the sports areas there is a fully equipped multi-purpose indoor hall for activities ranging from basketball/netball to a range of racquet sports and gymnasium activities. The outside is as impressive as the inside with a full size dome playing pitch so that sports can still go on regardless of weather.  Externally the grounds boast bike and wheelie parks to play grounds and sensory gardens.  With such a diverse range the leisure complex has it covered.

HM Electrics Ltd completed a full electrical installation throughout the facility enabling it to contend with the most up to date technologies for years to come.  Advanced protective, security and data systems span the entire grounds.  State of the art LED lighting and touch screen controls, renewable energy PV Panel installation.  Extensive mechanical wiring ensured the operations worked and responded seamlessly in the background.  This project is the latest in our portfolio of leisure contracts accomplished.