Thursday, August 22, 2019
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Projects completed at NSC 4 August 2011

Three development schemes have been completed at the National Sports Centre, Douglas.

Hon David Cretney MHK, Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure, said:

‘We want to apologise to customers for the disruption they may have experienced over the past few weeks but I am certain they will appreciate the improvements to our facilities.’

The pool toilets are back in use following a total refurbishment. The previous facilities had served for 13 years since the complex opened. All fittings and fixtures have been replaced including sinks, mirrors, lighting and hand dryers. Additionally, a new low level toilet for children has been provided in the ladies’ toilets.

A major building project involving an outside contractor laying a large drainage pipe under Groves Road and the NSC car park necessitated Groves Road being closed for three weeks. It has now re-opened. Landscaping following the project will result in the NSC gaining 12 additional parking spaces. The grassed area that used to split the two car parks is being removed and replaced with new spaces by the contractor at no cost to the DCCL.

The third, minor scheme resulted from the NSC working in partnership with the Department’s Public Transport Division to develop a new school bus bay in the NSC car park. It means from next term that school children arriving for sports and swimming lessons will step off the bus on to a dedicated walkway. The new designated area for school drop offs makes it easier for buses to manoeuvre in and out of the car park and will result in less congestion.

The NSC is open daily for swimming and a wide range of summer indoor and outdoor sporting activities. For more details contact the NSC reception on 688555 or visit their website.

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Island’s youth skipping towards healthy futures 13 June 2012
The Department of Health will hold its sixth Annual Celebration of Skipping Event on 22 June 2012 at the National Sports Centre (NSC), Douglas, from 10: [More]
Swimming the Channel in the NSC raises £650 for charity 15 December 2011
A swimmer has raised £650 for charity by swimming the equivalent of the English Channel in the National Sports Centre pool in Douglas. [More]
Refurbished indoor bowls facility at NSC 9 November 2011
Both recreational and competitive bowlers are enjoying the newly refurbished indoor bowls facility at the National Sports Centre, Douglas. [More]
More than 200 take part in Primary Schools Badminton Festival 9 November 2011
The Department of Community, Culture and Leisure’s Sports Development Unit staged the Primary Schools Badminton Festival at the National Sports Centre, Douglas, on Thursday (3 November 2011). [More]
NSC re-opens after hosting CYG 13 September 2011
Following the Commonwealth Youth Games the National Sports Centre in Douglas is getting back to normal with the first facilities re-opening to the public this evening (Tuesday). [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World