Paralympic Olympic Champion Ellie Simmonds Officially Opens Splashpoint Leisure Centre in Worthing

20th June 2013 | Posted in: Arts, Leisure & Sports, CDM Consultancy, Baqus News

  • (c) Image courtesy of Morgan Sindall
  • (c) Image courtesy of Morgan Sindall
  • (c) Image courtesy of Morgan Sindall

The 18-year-old unveiled a hand carved stone plaque at the new complex on Thursday 20th June 2013. Simmonds was a poster child for the Paralympic games in London last summer, and claimed four golds, a silver and a bronze as Team GB secured a record 120 medal haul on home soil.

BAQUS Construction Consultancy was commissioned by Worthing Borough Council to provide CDM Co-ordination services for the £19m+ project. Associate Director Keith Potter was an integral part of the design team providing advice on health and safety issues for both construction and maintenance.

The new complex has two competition pools including a six lane ASA standard 25m x 13m swimming pool, a children's leisure pool Health and fitness facilities.

Simmonds said: I'm absolutely honoured to be part of such an ambitious and amazing project. I'm sure the new pool will inspire the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic swimmers and will provide the whole region with an incredible facility to get fit and socialise.”

The new complex also has eco-friendly credentials and will use recycled water to flush toilets whilst movable floors in the two main pools not only gives flexibility of use from serious  swimming to lessons for toddlers but also act as  covers when raised to maintain water temperature and minimise heat loss.

It is hoped that the new Splashpoint Leisure Centre will give Worthing a lasting legacy continuing the spirit of London 2012. The centre actually opened to the public in May and is proving very popular.

For more information about the project please contact Associate Director Keith Potter on 01243 792220 or

(c) Images courtesy of Morgan Sindall

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