Kershaw Awarded Great Yarmouth Marina Centre Development

March 31 2021

Building Services firm Kershaw is delighted to have been awarded the contract for the full Mechanical and Electrical elements of the new Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth.

Kershaw was appointed by main contractor Morgan Sindall, who will be delivering the scheme on behalf of Great Yarmouth Borough Council. 

The new Marina Centre will offer a six-lane 25m pool, a learner pool with a moveable floor as well as a leisure water area with water fumes and a splash pad.

In addition, the centre will also house a health and fitness gym, four-court multi-purpose sports hall and an indoor climbing zone. 

Kershaw will be utilising their extensive previous experience in providing M&E services within the leisure industry to fulfil the contract. They will be responsible for the supply and installation of Heating services provided by CHP, Air conditioning, Air handling units, ventilation, above ground drainage, hot and cold water generation and distribution. 

The team will be providing all ductwork, gas installations and BMS installations. The electrical components to be installed include all power, lighting, data, fire alarm, intruder alarms, CCTV, access controls, PV panels and car charging points. 

The £26 million development will replace the existing 40-year-old marina centre and will play a large role in the seafront regeneration of Great Yarmouth, whilst promoting and supporting health and wellbeing within the area. 

Luke Ashton, Kershaw Managing Director said “We are proud to have been selected by Morgan Sindall to carry out the full building services package for this state-of-the-art Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth” he continued “As an organisation, we have a vast amount of experience in working within the leisure industry, which we are looking forwards to bringing to this development. The regeneration of this area is vitally important to the local community and we are pleased to be a part of the team to deliver this”

Work started on the development in February 2020, with the demolition of the old Marina centre and is due to complete in 2022. Throughout the development, there will be real-world training and development opportunities for young people in the area, with several work experience placements being made available.