Eurolink Construction completes local contracts
A BUILDING company in Huddersfield has made a splash with one of its latest contracts.
Eurolink Construction Ltd, based at Meltham Mills, has completed a £350,000 project to build an extension to Holmfirth swimming baths.
The work included providing a new 30-station fitness suite, a dance studio and additional male and female changing facilities.
Managing director John Stancliffe said: “Our aim was to ensure that the new building matched in well with the original building – which is 33 years old – and a previous makeover in 2008.
“This included the cedar fascia, texture rendered walls, aluminium curtain walling and a Yorkshire stone skirt to the underside of the building.
“The building uses new air conditioning units, extraction throughout with heat regeneration built into the incoming ducting. New energy efficient LED lights were installed internally to reduce long-term costs. The fire alarms, TV and music system have a communication link back to the main reception which is located 102 metres away.”
He said: “The building has a traditional look with the benefits and speed of modular construction. As the location is a potential flood plain, the building was raised off the ground 1.4 metres to match existing building floor levels.
“We used a traditionally constructed link block to connect the two buildings providing a seamless join, incorporating the male and female changing rooms, showers and toilets.
“The project has been a huge success, bringing in new members to the centre and enhancing an already great facility to the local community.”
In a separate deal, Kirklees Council commissioned Eurolink to provide Rowley Lane School at Lepton with replacement temporary accommodation to house the whole school while the main school building undergoes essential remedial work.
The brief called for 18 classrooms, a library, an IT suite, a 120-metre school hall, kitchens, staff and administration offices and toilets for pupils and staff. The buildings were required to accommodate almost 500 pupils and staff.
Said Mr Stancliffe: “The temporary school had to be housed within the school grounds. We accomplished this with a two-storey design in order to maximise the use of the limited space on the school fields – also with a mind on creating the least disruption when the site is returned to fields.
“All the necessary mains services had to be supplied to the new buildings – requiring the building of an electricity substation, the creation of a new access road and parking facilities, sewer services and data/telecoms services.”
The project was completed within eight weeks of Eurolink moving on site. encountering a green field site.
The new buildings, which incorporate facilities for the nursery, infants and juniors along with the breakfast and after-school clubs as well as a play area, fencing and gates, are proposed to be moved after six months and the site returned to its original condition – using all the excavated materials that have been stored on site.
Said Mr Stancliffe: “Many people do not understand that with modern portable and modular buildings we are able to provide a structure, designed and built to client specifications that would rival any traditionally constructed building in a fraction of the time.”