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Apr 022013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Haven Point

Haven Point Swimming Pool & Leisure Centre Pier Parade NE33 2RL

The opening of a new show piece £16m swimming pool in South Tyneside has been delayed by three months. Haven Point, Pier Parade, South Shields, NE33 2RL was set to be completed and opened to the public next month, but council chiefs have confirmed it is now set to be finished in August. It says last years wet summer weather and the recent cold snap has caused problems with the construction process.

A spokesman for South Tyneside Council said: “The main contractor, Graham Construction, recently rejected a small section of tiles laid in the deck area around the pool, as the workmanship by a subcontractor did not meet the high standards we have set for Haven Point. This was a routine quality assurance exercise, and not something that would cause a major delay. We can confirm that the three pools at Haven Point were all leak-tested in accordance with industry standards several months ago. There have been no problems with leaks, and in all three cases, the tanks proved their integrity. Two of the pools have since been tiled, while the third is awaiting tiling, and there have been no problems with the tiling or grouting within the pools.”

Haven Point, which had its name revealed by Paralympic Gold medallist Josef Craig last month, will feature an eight-lane, 25 metre competition pool, an 18-metre learner pool with adjustable floors, and leisure areas with flumes, sprays, bubble pools and water play. Work started on the site in September 2010, when the former Majestic and Quasar Laser buildings were demolished. Originally, it was reported that the development was due to be open in 2012, but this was later put back to the spring of this year. A source said: “I know instructors who were keen to start classes at the new pool, but they were told that they would have to wait quite a while. There were reports that the pool was leaking. That’s what quite a lot of people believe, as it seems to be taking forever for it to open.”

A council spokesman added: “Haven Point is shaping up well and expected to open in August rather than May. Both the wet summer last year and the recent cold snap have created problems for the construction process. We would prefer not to have a delay, but the key point is that the borough will soon have a superb new £16m swimming and leisure facility at a time when other authorities are closing similar services.”

The new state of the art facility when completed will feature… a 25 metre, eight lane competition pool and 18 metre by 8 metre teaching pool, both with adjustable floors for added flexibility; leisure waters with flumes, sprays, bubble pools and water play; a sauna and steam room; an 80 station gym; two dance studios; fitness testing and consultation rooms. A range of facilities for non-swimmers including a new visitor information centre, coffee lounge and cafe, an outdoor terrace and amphitheatre, two multi-purpose rooms and a roof top viewing gallery to enjoy the stunning seafront views.

For more Haven Point South Shields related posts on our blog click here: Haven Point. For more leisure centre related blog posts click here: leisure centre. For more swimming pool related blog posts click here: swimming pool. For more South Shields related blog posts click here: South Shields.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near Haven Point on Pier Parade in South Shields our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking. Room information including photographs can be found on the bedrooms page of our website.

Mar 282013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Arbeia Roman Fort Summer Season Opening

Arbeia Roman Fort Sign

Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, a few minutes walk from us over on Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB re-opens for the summer from tomorrow. They kick things off with a free-entry dramatic day of Roman re-enactments with Cohors Quinta Gallorum between 10am and 5pm. Find out what life was like at Arbeia Roman Fort in the third century, from the clothes people wore to the weapons they used, and meet some ‘real’ Roman soldiers. A fantastic day out for all the family at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.

Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields From Above

Mar 282013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: Yates South Shields Easter Deals

If you’re planning on going out in South Shields this Easter Bank Holiday weekend then the drinks deals at Yates might be of interest…

Yates Easter Deals, Mile End Road NE33 1TA Flyer

Mar 222013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Blog: 50% Off Food At Kirkpatricks

Kirkpatricks Ocean Road South Shields Easter Food Offer

We know that you love your pub grub – so, this Easter, we have decided to give you 50% off food, all weekend. That way, you can participate in some serious celebrations, without breaking the bank.

So, whether it’s a cheese & bacon burger to help you to aid your hangover recovery, a light bite over a few drinks with friends or a hearty evening meal (psst, we recommend our delicious chicken & mushroom pie), you can enjoy it all at a fabulous 50% off.

There is no voucher required, so no fuss – just come and see us and we will take it directly off your food bill.

So, come and join us this coming bank holiday weekend – and let us take care of the food, while you concentrate on spending quality time with your friends and family!

(Terms and conditions: 50% off food valid 29th March – 1st April 2013 only; does not apply to breakfast items, coffee or dessert; cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Management reserves the right to refuse custom and/or withdraw/change offers (without notice), at any time. Subject to availability).

Mar 162013
 

   Home > Tyne & Wear > South Shields > Little Haven Hotel

We have uploaded a new video to our YouTube channel. You can take a look at the video here…

The video was taken at North Marine Park in South Shields and focuses on the Groyne – the red structure at the entrance of the river Tyne. The Little Haven Hotel can be seen on the left side of the video adjacent to the Little Haven Beach in South Shields. The paved circle between the hotel and the beach is the location of a public art sculpture called ‘Conversation Piece’ created in 1998 by the Spanish sculptor Juan Munoz. Each of the twenty two life size bronze figures is 1.5 metres high and weighs a quarter of a tonne. It is known locally as ‘The Weebles’.

For more Little Haven Hotel and beach related posts on our blog click here: Little Haven Beach and Little Haven Hotel. For more South Shields related blog posts click here: South Shields.

If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near the Little Haven Hotel in South Shields our bed and breakfast availability is here: online booking. Room information including photographs can be found on the bedrooms page of our website.

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