Pupils at an independent day and boarding school in Kent are now enjoying the benefits of a 25m, six lane indoor heated pool thanks to a design and build project completed by Fowler Swimming Pools.
Bethany School has swapped its 1930s converted outdoor swimming pool for a new fully-tiled, deck level pool, which will be officially opened by Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington later this summer.
Housed in a bespoke solid log building, built by Reading-based Norwegian Log, with changing rooms and an office, the pool boasts underwater lighting, spectator seating and starting blocks. Underfloor heating in the changing rooms adds an added touch of luxury and comfort, along with lockers and partitions from Aaztec and tiles from Original Style. Plant room and technical fittings were supplied by Certikin.
Despite extremely challenging ground conditions and harsh winter weather, West Sussex-based Fowlers delivered the project with minimum disruption to the school.
“This was the wettest site we have had for a long time. We had to install a new ground drainage system and instead of conventional foundations, had to pile. But once that had been done it was straightforward,” said Fowlers Managing Director Tom Holman.
“The log building and pool definitely have the ‘wow factor’ and will benefit the school and pupils for many years to come.” Bethany School bursar Simon Douglass added: “They have done a superb job in very difficult circumstances and we are thrilled with it. The team was extremely amenable, they even paused the piling work during exams. We now have a first class pool.”
Fowler Swimming Pools
Tel. 01403 864373
Plant room & technical fittings: Certikin
Tiles: Original Style
Lockers and partitions: Aaztec