Concrete stadia for new Irvine Leisure centre

Precast Concrete producer Longley Concrete has successfully completed the manufacture and installation of terrace units and staircases at the new Irvine Leisure Centre development in Ayrshire.

The Irvine Leisure Centre is a state of the art £20 million new leisure complex bringing together top quality community, culture and leisure facilities by North Ayrshire Council.

Longley Concrete’s Northern Ireland factory produced the bespoke concrete stairs and terraces for the project, which were then freighted to Irvine using three articulated trucks. The project consisted of 43 pieces of precast concrete terrace units, each 2.67m in length and 4 flights of stairs. The installation took place over two days and required the concrete pieces to be craned into position.

The units will form the basis for stadia seating for the leisure centre’s new 25 metre, 6-lane swimming pool, part of the new leisure complex.

Managing Director Michael Longley commented “The Irvine Leisure Centre project has allowed us to showcase our ability in manufacturing and installing bespoke precast concrete products. We have a long and successful heritage in the field of precast flooring production, and with three manufacturing plants and over 60 years’ experience working with concrete, we were well placed to win the contract to supply the new leisure centre with precast terrace units and staircases.”

Longley Concrete Ltd is a family run, privately owned business founded by Charles Longley in 1947 as a local block manufacturer. The company has successfully expanded over the years and now offers a diverse range of precast concrete products, including Beam and Block floors, Hollowcore floors and Insulated Flooring Systems. In addition the company also manufactures and installs precast concrete lift shafts, staircases and landings, retaining walls and tanks.

With three manufacturing plants across the UK and Northern Ireland, Longley Concrete Ltd has the capacity to produce beam and block flooring for over 28,000 new homes a year* and boasts most of major contractors and house builders as its customers.
*Based on 80 l/m per house