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The Road to Aquativity

The story of the building of Aquativity in pictures. From the digging of the first trench to the opening day.

It's taken two hard years to complete our spendid new building, since the contractors first came on site in May 2011.   In that time hundreds of volunteer hours have been given to provide a worthy home for the Group and a water activities centre the area can be proud of.  This gallery is a tribute to all of those who contributed and to our generous sponsors who have made it possible.

Click on thumbnails to see larger versions of the photos, which have been provided by B Cope, R Clarkson, P Bullock and F & T Wright.

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So the base is ready - now for the shell.

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And now onto the roof .....

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31st August - Felt is finished 3 RTA_tiled-20110921

September 2011 and at last we can look inside!

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Autumn 2012 and it looks finished, but inside there is still a huge amount to do!


Some big equipment is needed to install the services!

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Still lots of inside work to complete, including wetrooms and galleys.

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Spring 2013 and the interior is nearly completed.

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The boat store is fitted out and in use so we can remove the container and get the grass down.

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And finally, the big day dawns and a crowd gathers to watch the opening ceremony.