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Goodbye once and for all, Aquasplash: Now the work at Leisure World has definitely begun

The current state of the former Aquasplash facility in Leisure World, Hemel Hempstead. Photo courtesy of Rachel Briant

The current state of the former Aquasplash facility in Leisure World, Hemel Hempstead. Photo courtesy of Rachel Briant

 

Well, the chances of Aquasplash reopening at any time soon are now rather slim.

Photos of the latest stage of the Leisure World redevelopment were posted on the members-only Hemel Hempstead Remembered Facebook page yesterday.

This website reported earlier in the week that Leisure World had been likened to an abandoned amusement park in Chernobyl

But now that the side of Aquasplash has been ripped off by heavy machinery, it is clear that work on restoring the site to its former glory has begun in earnest.

Aquasplash was closed on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Posting under a photo of the former swimming facility that was posted on Facebook yesterday, one user said: “Shame it’s gone. My daughter loved it.”

Another said: “I got up to a lot of mischief in there, back in the day.”

This website reported in March that the Jarman Park leisure complex has been handed from Capital and Regional to Tesco Pensions Trust in an £8.5m deal

A Tesco spokesperson recently said: “We are really excited about the chance to provide a great new facility for the community.

“Internal strip out works have been completed and we hope that most of the other construction work will be finished by autumn 2014.

“We continue to work closely with the council and will keep local people informed as the plans progress.”

The new Leisure World will include ‘seven or eight restaurant units,’ the cinema and possibly other facilities including the ice rink – though this is not 100 per cent guaranteed.

It is not thought that a new Aquasplash will be included in the plans.

 

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