When it opens this summer, Phase 2 of the Newry Leisure Centre will further Newry, Mourne and Down Council’s aim to create a modern facility. Built to a high specification, the building promotes both accessibility and functionality whilst also offering value for money for ratepayers and customers. Adding to the Centre’s existing swimming facilities, the new development will accommodate eight-court and four-court sports halls, handball and squash courts, dry changing facilities, a fitness suite, soft-play and crèche areas, a café and facilities.
The Kingspan KoolDuct System and circular ductwork formed from Kingspan KoolDuct Panels offered an innovative HVAC solution for this phase. Unlike galvanised steel, both systems are pre-insulated using Kingspan KoolDuct panels. This design eliminates the time-consuming lagging stage and can save as much as 200 mm ceiling void space in a single dimension. This was a key consideration on the project as cg3 Systems had to install the new ductwork within pre-castellated steel beams.