Steel going strong
Published 10th August 2020
Steve Kitchen and Eric Buckmaster on site at Grange Paddocks
Progress of the new Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre is still taking shape and on schedule despite the outbreak of Covid-19.

The last couple of months have seen significant progress on site, most notably with the learner and competition pools taking shape. Most impressive to the eye has been in the last couple of weeks during which the steel frame has been erected. 

The next big visual change will start in September, when we will see the formation of the roof. 

Eric Buckmaster, executive member for wellbeing, visited the site recently. He said, "The progress on site is so visible now and we are immensely proud of the team for continuing to make good progress despite the challenges of a pandemic. The fact that you can really see the building taking shape has instigated a feeling of excitement for everyone that soon we will be able to offer a fantastic range of facilities in a beautifully designed building. The team have done an incredible job and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the East Herts project team, Varsity Consulting, Willmott Dixon and Everyone Active for their hard work."

Steve Kitchen, director at Willmott Dixon, said; “It was fantastic to be able to show East Herts District Council the progress that has been made on site at Grange Paddocks. The team quickly adapted and continued to work during the lockdown period, in line with the Government and Construction Leadership Council’s recommendations. We were proud to be able to show the progress and achievements made on the project to everyone involved.”

Dan Humphries, contract manager at Everyone Active, added; “This is another fantastic step towards welcoming the local community to our new centre. Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre will be pivotal in providing a wide range of facilities to the community and engaging people from all backgrounds in exercise.
“This positive news is welcome after the past few months and we are continuing to work hard with East Herts District Council and Willmott Dixon to ensure that every aspect of the build is completed to the highest quality."

You can keep up to date on the development of the project on our website, which includes the key milestones and regularly updated images and videos of the site.