October 8, 2010 3.47 pm
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A £1.1million eco-friendly sports hub at the Yarborough Leisure Centre will officially open on October 22 to athletes in Lincoln.
The planning and development of the building took almost two years, and features several environmentally-friendly solutions.
The building will be used primarily by local football clubs, as well as other teams, schools, and clubs in the city.
The City of Lincoln Council footed most of the bill for the sports hub, along with funds from the Football Foundation and County Council.
The Lincolnite had a tour of the facility as the finishing touches were put to the building, due to open in two weeks.
Antony Angus project managed the build for the City of Lincoln Council
The recently revamped sports track is behind the building.
The athletes' entrance leads from the cycling track next to the building.
The sports hub was decorated with bold colours.
Workmen are putting the finishing touches to the building.
CCTV monitors the whole building.
Instead of keeping equipment in the changing rooms, each team will have their own storage space.
The air-source heat pumps worth £50k for the underfloor heating.
Rain water is captured in this room for toilet flushing, and water is heated with solar power from the panels on the roof.
The venue includes six changing rooms and an officials' changing area.
There is also a multifunctional 60sqm training and meeting room, with a kitchen at the back.
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