Waterworld Up For Closure – Possible New Facility

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  • #66024

    justjojo2011
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    I don’t understand. What’s wrong with the old one? Is there something wrong with the building? Is the swimming pool leaking? I think WCBC need to take into account the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

    #65987

    Rob
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    @Wrecsam_lad 10875 wrote:

    Looks like Wrexham won’t be the only town to have it’s leisure facilities taken away leisure
    Rhyl Sun Centre and Nova Centre set to close – North Wales Weekly News

    Olympic legacy comes to North Wales :-)

    #65997

    wrexview
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    Looking across at Waterworld from the Tesco roundabout it is an iconic design. Have the Council looked at other uses for the building?

    #66071

    gogledd
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    A link provided in another thread

    Preservation bid for innovative 1950s motorway cafe | UK news | The Guardian

    shows that English Heritage have preservation orders on similar structures. Apparently no structural survey has been carried out as part of the £52k consultancy so I doubt whether the question of CADW or some similar body imposing a preservation order on Waterworld has been raised either.

    #66072

    gogledd
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    Hundreds Protest Against Closure Of Wrexham’s Leisure Centres | Wrexham.com

    Good to see a fair turn out for the protest at Plas Madoc. A shame the same couldn’t be said for the protest at Waterworld today – only a handful of people actually bothered.

    #66052
    weasel
    weasel
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    I wonder….. Will the existing Waterworld stay open until the new one is built ???:

    #66033

    zinger
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    “It is also proposed that Waterworld is closed and demolished, and replaced with a new £11.9m centre, as and when funds are available”. Quote wxm.com

    #66016

    NJones
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    @gogledd 11114 wrote:

    A link provided in another thread

    Preservation bid for innovative 1950s motorway cafe | UK news | The Guardian

    shows that English Heritage have preservation orders on similar structures. Apparently no structural survey has been carried out as part of the £52k consultancy so I doubt whether the question of CADW or some similar body imposing a preservation order on Waterworld has been raised either.

    I’ve brought this to CADW’s attention and they are looking into it.

    #66017

    NJones
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    This has now been referred to CADW’s historic building inspector who is considering Waterworld for protection due to architectural interest and technical innovation due to its hyperbolic paraboloid roof.

    #66025

    Adam
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    @NJones 11326 wrote:

    This has now been referred to CADW’s historic building inspector who is considering Waterworld for protection due to architectural interest and technical innovation due to its hyperbolic paraboloid roof.

    Great news..

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