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Pellikaan Construction is overseeing the development of the £4 million ‘Christ Church Sports Centre’, which will provide brand new sports and recreation facilities for members of the University and Barton Court Grammar School.

The first stages of the construction project will see the laying of groundworks and concrete works during May and June 2008, and the assembly of the steel structure and suspended floorworks in July 2008. The target completion date for the project is April 2009.

The University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Sue Piotrowski, says "The University is delighted to be working with Pellikaan Construction, a company which has built more than 900 sports centres across the UK, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Christ Church Sports Centre will provide first rate sporting facilities for students and staff from Barton Court and Canterbury Christ Church”.

Managing Director of Pellikaan Construction, Henk Janssen, said: "We are excited to have won the tender for this project which will see us build a sports centre for use by two first rate educational institutions. We are delighted to be able to contribute to the improvement of students and staff’s physical fitness and wellbeing."

Christ Church Sports Centre will feature two full-sized netball/basketball courts within which there will be provision for other sports including volleyball, badminton and cricket; a fitness suite with cardiovascular and weights equipment; changing rooms with locker rooms; shower and toilet facilities; office spaces; a first aid room; and an aerobics room offering a range of dance and exercise classes. The sports centre will also feature a soundproof partition for the middle of the sports hall so that it can be used simultaneously by Barton Court and University students as well as having separate sets of changing rooms.

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