Swimming’s new home scoops national construction prizes
10 June 2010
Swimming has shown it’s not just a leader in the pool but on dry side too, with its new home at the SportPark in Loughborough picking up two prestigious construction awards.
The Oakwood Drive base has picked up two silver awards, one for the SportPark site as a whole and one for the ASA “Fit-Out Works”, in the Considerate Constructors Scheme 2010.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a national initiative aimed at improving the image of the construction industry. This year 7,600 eligible sites underwent independent panel reviews, with reviewers looking at whether the sites are good neighbours, environmentally conscious, respectful and safe.
The home of the ASA, British Swimming and IoS was among 580 winners – the 7.5% highest scoring sites monitored by the Scheme – to receive an award, aptly using gold, silver and bronze.
The fit-out and SportPark site were said to be ‘a credit to Herbert Baggaley Construction Ltd’, who led the work on the governing body’s behalf.
Jane Nickerson, the ASA’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We moved into the SportPark at the beginning of April and already feel the surroundings are helping to take us to the next level.
“The new and modern offices provide our staff and volunteers with a fantastic environment but to have these standards recognised with a national award makes this even more special.
“The move to SportPark was very much a team effort and I would like to thank Herbert Baggaley Construction, our other suppliers and all of our staff who worked hard, and are continuing to work hard, to make our new home a success.”