Norwegian Log swimming pool project scoops gong at industry awards

Education - 08/11/16

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A school swimming pool, set in a stunning Norwegian Log pool complex, has made a splash at a top awards bash.

The 25m, six lane indoor heated pool at Bethany School in Kent has been recognised as one of the top of its kind in the UK Pool & Spa Awards, scooping a Gold Standard Award in the School Pool of the Year category.

Officially opened this summer by Olympian Rebecca Adlington OBE, the pool complex boasts spacious changing rooms, showers, toilets, lobby area and office in a bespoke solid log building. The pool itself has underwater lighting, spectator seating and starting blocks.  Underfloor heating in the changing rooms adds an added touch of luxury and comfort. The project was a joint build between Norwegian Log and Fowler Swimming Pools.  

Nick Forrester, managing director of Norwegian Log, said: “This is great news that the Bethany School pool has been recognised in this way. The whole complex is really stunning and we’re chuffed the swimming pool industry thinks so too.”

Log is an ideal material for swimming pool buildings as it provides effective natural insulation and friendly acoustics, ideal for young swimmers, and as a ‘warm’ material attracts far less condensation. Running costs are also lower than a traditional glass and brick pool building, and log enclosures require only minimal routine maintenance for an indefinite lifespan. For more information on Norwegian Log’s pools for schools range click here.

Pictured above picking up the award from Olympian Sharron Davies MBE is Tom Holman (left) and Philip Pamment (right) of Fowler Swimming Pools.

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