Splash extension contract let: Work under way - 10/11/2006Mayor Michael Laws today announced that the contract to build the Splash Centre extension has been awarded to Wanganui company Wells & Wadsworth.
The contract price of $5,601,027.30 includes all building works (except the hydroslides) and mechanical and electrical fit-out. The total cost is estimated at $6.3M. The construction period is 52 weeks.
This week the contractor began erecting fences around the construction site and today Deputy Mayor Dot McKinnon turned the first sod for the extension.
"Wanganui people voted for the Splash extension in Referendum '05 and they will be thrilled, as I am, that construction is starting," Mr Laws said.
"By next summer we will have a fantastic new facility for everyone to enjoy."
When completed, facilities will include seven pools (training, learn to swim, hydrotherapy with ramps for disabled access, aquarobics, 'lazy river', toddlers' beach, hot pools) plus a café, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, twin hydroslides and a stair tower.