Children are bound to make a splash in this.
The slide is now up in the fun pool of Huddersfield’s new leisure centre, set to open in early summer 2015.
Click above to see shots of progress of the slide's installation.
The Kirklees Council centre will boast a family leisure water facility called Splash Park and includes a flume “Sidewinder’.
And here’s some statistics behind the construction:
There have been over 1,200 different tradesmen on site from start to finish, with a recent peak of 165 people on site each day.
32,000 tonnes of ground has been excavated and steel beams of up to 38 metres long have been erected in the pool areas and sports hall weighing in at around 15.5 tonnes each.
The frame itself contains 1,300 tonnes of steel weighing the equivalent of 928 ford focuses.
A total of 8,139 m3 of concrete have been poured which could have filled the main competition pool 13 times over.
There will be 1,250,000 litres of water used in the centre’s three pools.
Click below for a video tour as the new centre is being built.
Plus 200 tonnes of ceramic tiles covering over 10,000m2 have been used throughout the building.
Clr Peter O’Neill, Cabinet Member for Communities, said “It’s exciting to see the district’s new leisure centre nearing completion – being able to actually see the main leisure water attractions in place is fantastic.
Click below to see a gallery of the building of the leisure centre in progress.
“Not only is this a great facility for people living in the area, and a place for everyone to enjoy, it’s also created the opportunity for people to work and train in Huddersfield, which is great for the reputation of Kirklees and the local economy.”
The leisure centre, owned by the council and managed by Kirklees Active Leisure, also includes a 25m competition swimming pool; a 20m teaching pool; two sports halls; climbing, squash and martial arts facilities; a large fitness suite; a cafe and children’s play structure.
Simon Sutcliffe, Project Manager North East BAM Construction Ltd, said: “We are delighted to say we are on programme, and looking forward to delivering what will be a landmark facility in Huddersfield and a fantastic facility for the local community and people of Kirklees.”
The existing sports centre in Southgate will close once the new centre opens.
The site has been earmarked for a superstore by retailer Tesco.