Time capsule buried at site of £35m leisure centre

A time capsule filled with mementos from local school children has been buried in celebration of the £35m South Lake Leisure Centre build in Craigavon.

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Pupils from neighbouring primary schools, St Mary’s PS, St Theresa’s PS and Tannaghmore PS placed a games console controller, mobile phone, fidget spinner and letter from former Lord Mayor Julie Flaherty in the 2019 time capsule which will provide a fascinating snapshot of 21st century life in Craigavon when it is unearthed by future generations.

Farrans is spearheading the construction of the cutting-edge new £35 million leisure centre on behalf of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. The innovative build is advancing fast and is on course for completion in 2020.

Once complete, the new leisure centre will be home to a world-class 1,000m2 gym – understood to be the largest available anywhere on the island of Ireland – as well as an extensive indoor water provision, outdoor water sports, traditional best-in-class fitness facilities and fluid open spaces including cafés and studios.