Plymouth Life centre rapid progress made

Webcams overlooking the site at Plymouth's new Life Centre have just been launched and show the rapid rate of construction taking place.

The two cameras are refreshed every two minutes and updated on this web pages: CLICK HERE

They currently show the major progress of the steelwork being erected to create the structure of the new building.

The latest images give the visitor a birds-eye view of the area that has been excavated to make way for the new facilities and the main skeleton of the Plymouth Life Centre. The Mayflower Centre, park and ride and Outland Road can be seen in the background and the hoardings around the main construction site show the scale of the project.

As one of the best leisure facilities of its kind in the South West and one of the country's leading centres of aquatic excellence, the Plymouth Life Centre will underline the city's growing credentials as a premier venue for local, national and even international sporting events.

When the Life Centre is built, Plymouth will have the only 50-metre competition pool in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. The aquatic facilities are set to be the largest of their type in Southern England (outside of the Olympic Village) and the gym will be the largest public facility of this type in the area.

Councillor Peter Brookshaw, Cabinet Member for Community Services (Safer, Stronger Communities and Leisure, Culture and Sport) said: "The scheme is progressing well and construction remains on schedule. It is really satisfying to see the building going up so quickly and now that much of the steelwork is underway, you can tangibly see just what shape the Plymouth Life Centre is taking. The two webcams give round-the-clock access to those people interested in seeing what's happening on site and how the construction is changing and evolving on a daily basis - viewers will see the development of what will be a fantastic facility."

Meanwhile, casting the concrete for the dive pool base, main swimming pool booms and the building's central core is underway, as well as the installation of structural steels forming the first part of the sports hall. Pre-cast flooring units over the new bowls area will also begin over the next few weeks.

The Life Centre is Plymouth's single biggest investment in leisure facilities and its flexible use will bring huge benefits for the local economy and further strengthen inward investment for the city. For more information about Plymouth's Life Centre, please visit www.plymouth.gov.uk/lifecentre  

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