Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex

Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex

The Project

Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex is a busy family leisure centre comprising two swimming pools, a fitness suite, cardio suite, two football pitches and a golf course run by Christchurch Borough Council.

The existing single ply roof had failed and was no longer an effective waterproofing system. As the Principle Contractor of a project with heavy foot traffic in and out of the building, we had to take this into careful consideration whilst organising the preliminaries, welfare and sub-contractors on site. We paid special attention to the danger of falling items from height and to reduce this risk, debris netting was assembled to all areas of the scaffolding whilst aiming for minimum business disruption to the patrons and Client.

As a commercial business, Christchurch Borough Council had little choice but to close off some areas to their customers due to water ingress resulting in reduced services at the centre. As the refurbishment was successfully completed, those closed areas were then able to be re-opened within the original efficient turnaround time offered by Volsen Ltd.

Through close communication with the client and using the Sika Sarnafil and Liquid Plastics specifications issued by their technical teams, we carried out the refurbishment together with thermally upgrading their roof using Sarnatherm 50mm Tissue Faced Insulation allowing the building to become more efficient through reduced heat loss and lowering the risk of condensation. These issues are more prevalent in a leisure centre environment due to the condensation created from the two swimming pools and fitness centres.

The Sarnafil Membrane was then laid over an area of 700m2. To combat the challenges of the complex and slightly awkward plant that was situated on the roof, Sikalastic PVC Liquid Detailing System was applied ensuring a complete waterproof coverage to the area including hard to reach areas.

To ensure that our work standards were satisfactory and carried out in accordance with the specification, our Contracts Manager worked alongside Sika’s Field Technician to conduct an interim inspection as well as a 34-point final inspection once the roof works were complete. With such an important role for the satisfactory completion of the project, experience is crucial, which is why all Sika Roofing Field Technicians have a minimum 5 years installation experience.

Project Details

  • Name : Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex
  • Location : Chrstchurch, Dorset
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