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Multi-million pound health club finishes on schedule…

Multi-million pound health club finishes on schedule… Published 28 April 2017

Smith Construction have worked for Pellikaan Construction to complete a large civils ground works project for a new Health, leisure and racquets club, named Club Towers, Bedford.

The new health club on Clapham Road, now offers seven tennis courts, four squash Courts, a gym, three exercise studios, sauna, steam room and hydro pool, as well as a twenty metre swimming pool. Before the works commenced, Parish Council Chairman Neil Hope had said he recieved positive feedback regarding the plans from the local residents and they described the facilities as ‘much needed’.

Managing Director of Club Towers Ltd and Bedford entrepreneur Matthew Towers said, “Bedford has long suffered from a lack of investment in quality sports facilities.”

He added: "We are delighted to be bringing this brand new, state-of-the-art facility to Bedford. We will be providing the only purpose-built indoor tennis courts in the whole of North Bedfordshire at a time when more people are looking to play tennis all year round.

Whilst there are several gyms in the town, most of these have moved down-market, and there is pent-up demand for a new, up-market competitor offering the levels of kit and service that discerning gym users now expect. The new squash courts will help us to reinvigorate the squash scene in Bedford, which has been in slow decline since the Kimbolton Road club was closed down".

The multi-million pound project began in April 2016 and was completed just ahead of schedule, with the health club opening to the general public in March 2017. Smith Construction worked alongside Pellikaan Construction to complete the extensive ground works, drainage works, external paving works and tarmac works including the large car park. Smith’s also completed the installation of the new external synthetic tennis courts.

Tim Phipps, Project Manager for Smith Construction said “this project involved collaboratvie working by our site and office teams, with the main contractor and the other contractors on site. We were involved with the fine tuning of the design and programmed works, which resulted in a smooth running, snag free project at handover.’

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