Work starts at Moorways

Thu 19 Dec 2019

Construction work has started on the Moorways site where Derby’s new pool and water park will be built.


This early work that started last month will get the site ready for the main construction work beginning in the new year. As part of the work the Council’s Streetpride team have been creating the highway access routes onto the site.


Cllr Robin Wood, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “It’s great to see diggers on site and work starting on this important new pool and water park. The project is moving forward and that’s what people want to see.”


The new facility that will become part of Moorways Sports Village contains a 50m pool, water park and learner pool alongside a comprehensive health and fitness experience.

A modern gym kitted out with the latest equipment, studios as well as sauna and steam rooms will all be part of the health and fitness experience. There will also be a café with soft play, multi-use rooms and a large multi-use area fitted out with a family activity.

Inside the water park there will be two four storey flumes along with England’s first wave generating wow ball and wave rider slide. Younger visitors will enjoy the indoor water playground and beach area.

Derby City Council has approved £42 million in funding for the project that is expected to be completed in late 2021.