Kalzip to cover an Olympic hopeful

Potential Olympic athletes at S&P Architects’ new international swimming pool in Corby, Northamptonshire, will have a Kalzip roof over their heads when the building opens next year.

Work on the £20 million project started last summer and Teamkal approved sub contractor WWR (UK) will install a total of 4,000m² of Kalzip aluminium profiled sheets in a basalt grey matt finish this summer.

Sixty-metre lengths of Kalzip will run from eaves to eaves and include a 3,000m² naturally curved roof section and 1,000m² of wall cladding with a variable radius of almost seven metres.

To be used as a training ground for athletes hoping to compete in the 2012 Games, the Corby East Midlands International Pool building will include a 50-metre-long, eight-lane pool with flume and diving boards, a health suite, fitness area, dance studio and café.

It is part of the Parkland Gateway Phase 1b regeneration of Corby town centre. Corby Borough Council was seeking a community facility and a landmark development that would symbolise the new town and complement the £4 billion regeneration of the town centre.

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