SS6592 : The empty shell of Swansea Leisure Centre

taken 11 years ago, near to Swansea/Abertawe, Great Britain

The empty shell of Swansea Leisure Centre
The empty shell of Swansea Leisure Centre
Swansea Leisure Centre was a modern state of the art (if not rather ugly) leisure centre when it was built and opened in 1977. Designed to serve Swansea for the next 50 or so years, it was abruptly closed without notice in November 2003 when major structural defects were found in the building's construction. For a while it looked likely to be completely demolished but it was decided to refurbish the original building at an estimated cost of 25 million.

Future plans are ambitious: when it reopens in 2008 it will house Europe's first indoor surf boarding ride 'SurfStream'. The leisure centre will also boast an indoor water park consisting of a network of pools, water rides, and slides, including the Masterblaster, the world's first uphill water slide. Plus a lazy river will allow children to body surf and there will be an interactive pool with play equipment, a toddler teaching facility in the Lagoon Pool and baby classes in the Kids Pool.
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SS6592, 329 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 December, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 January, 2007
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Leisure centre   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 657 927 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.0234N 3:56.4720W
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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