US Island Recreation Centre Expansion Approved

5 January 2011 (Last Updated January 5th, 2011 18:30)

Expansion plans for the renovation of the island recreation centre on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, US have been approved by the Public Facilities Committee. Investments into the project, which will include a senior centre and aquatics facilities, are estimated to be valued at

Expansion plans for the renovation of the island recreation centre on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, US have been approved by the Public Facilities Committee.

Investments into the project, which will include a senior centre and aquatics facilities, are estimated to be valued at $13m.

Lee & Parker Architects, FWA Group and Mission Resources Group were commissioned to conduct a $50,000 feasibility study to examine the centre's needs and estimate renovation costs.

The group has recommended the entire scheme be executed in three construction phases.

The first phase will include renovation of offices and restrooms, upgrading and enclosing of the outdoor pool, and the construction of an outdoor splash pool and play area for children.

The second phase will comprise of a 1,528m² indoor gym and a new parking space while the third phase will include a ten-lane, 25-yard lap pool with heated water for senior water aerobics and year-round swimming lessons.

An estimated $550,000 a year in new debt over 20 years is expected from the city to pay for the project, according to islandpacket.com.

Renovations will continue over the next six to eight years.