Woodford Leisure Centre Refurbishment


Project Overview

This is a multi-million pound project to extend and improve facilities at Woodford Leisure Centre, one of Hull’s largest local authority recreational centres, located on Holderness Road.

Hobson & Porter, as the main building contractor, is creating a new front elevation to the building and an extension to house a new reception area, a 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool and a 10-metre beginners’ pool.

The project also includes new sauna and steam facilities, improved changing rooms, a new café and a bigger and better car park. In the early part of 2017, the scope of works was extended to include replacing the roof of the existing building.

The centre will be closed for the duration of the project due to the extensive and disruptive nature of the works.

Five weeks to go to Foundations Live 2017

Foundations Live is Yorkshire and Humberside’s biggest co-located construction trade and careers event. The result of a collaboration between Hobson & Porter, Jewson and Bishop Burton College, the first event in 2016 was a great success and saw pupils of all ages, including career changers, introduced to the wealth of career and training options available within construction. Foundations Live 2017 is set to build on the success.

On September 21st, Foundations Live 2017 moves to the equine arena at Bishop Burton College. Hundreds of industry practitioners will be present, representing the full life cycle of a construction project, from architecture, to landscaping, covering everything in between, including surveying and estimating, brickwork and plaster, scaffolding, screed and sprinkler systems – to name a few.

Organised groups of students will typically spend 2-2.5 hours on site, with groups arriving throughout the day. They will be inducted to the event and provided with a high-vis vest to identify them from trade delegates. During their visit they will complete an activity pack which, at the end of their visit, will be exchanged for a goody bag.

There will also be a high number of trade delegates and visitors present, keen to network and find out about the latest products and innovations. Mid-morning snacks and refreshments and lunches will be served in the upstairs area, away from the main arena.

The event, which is free to attend and free to exhibit, encapsulates the aims of Hobson & Porter’s Foundations programme, which are to create a sustainable workforce for the construction industry – educating, developing and upskilling the next generation in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

There’s still time to arrange your FREE exhibition space at this year’s event. Please register your interest at https://www.hobsonporter.com/foundations/