Since it opened in October 1989, Coral Reef Waterworld has welcomed an estimated 10 million customers.

Coral Reef Waterworld refurbishment set for green light

The refurbishment of Coral Reef Waterworld is set to take a key step forward.

Bracknell Forest Council’s executive will be recommended to endorse the signing of the main works and aquatics contracts for the project when it meets on Tuesday 10 May.

If the proposals are approved by the executive, the decision to proceed with the project would need to be agreed at a full council meeting on Wednesday 18 May.

The proposed £12m project will result in five brand new flume rides being installed within a new flume tower. A replacement roof over the main pool hall is planned, with repair work to other areas of the roofing at the complex undertaken too.

Internal enhancement will focus on changing facilities; the reception area; café; Sauna World; the Lazy River area; and toilets.

Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, public protection and corporate services, said: "Coral Reef Waterworld rightly has a superb reputation as one of the premier leisure facilities in the region with a dedicated visitor base which spans the generations. This is a reputation which has been built and maintained over the past quarter of a century.

"Naturally, after more than 25 years of service, areas of the building require replacement and repair work, most notably to the roofing, as well as preventative maintenance to other key equipment on the site.

"By doing this vital work at the same time as installing the new flumes, we can ensure Coral Reef Waterworld retains its status as a popular, landmark leisure complex for years to come."

Since it opened in October 1989, Coral Reef Waterworld has welcomed an estimated 10 million customers.

Bracknell Forest Council has taken on regular preventative maintenance at Coral Reef Waterworld over the years to keep the site attractive for visitors and key equipment operational, but areas such as the pool hall roof and flumes have now reached the end of their natural lifespan, prompting the enhancement work.

Cllr Peter Heydon, executive member for finance, said: "In this period of financial constraint, the council considered, just as it did at the inception of the project, all options including demolition and mothballing the building. Both of these options brought significant financial pressure but with none of the long term benefits a revitalised Coral Reef Waterworld will bring."

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Wildmoor - Wednesday 11 May 10.30am - Meet at Wildmoor Heath car park, off Crowthorne Road, Crowthorne, RG45 7PP. Telephone 01344 354441

Virginia Water Lake, Windsor Great Park - 4.5 miles - Tuesday 17 May 10.00am - Meet at by the cafe at the Virginia Waters car park off the A30. Telephone 07733 820168

Nuptown to Touchen End - Tuesday 17 May 10.30am - Meet at the junction of Nuptown Lane and Hawthorn Lane, Warfield. Telephone 01344 354441

Rhododendron Walks - Wednesday 18 May and Saturday 21 May 2.00pm - Meet in the north car park, off Lily Hill Road, Bracknell RG12 2RX. Telephone 01344 354441



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Berks On Bikes Intro Ride - Off Road, Swinley Forest - Saturday 14 May 10.00am to 12.30pm. Email


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Gardens open to the public on behalf of NGS
Why: Three interesting town gardens, all completely different, and lovely local allotments.
When: Saturday 30 April 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Where: The Parks Community Centre, 8-10 Nicholson Park, Bracknell RG12 9NF

Hall Grove School
Formerly a small Georgian country estate, now a co-educational preparatory school. Mature parkland with specimen trees. Historical features incl ice house, old walled garden, heated peach wall. Lake, woodland walks, rhododendrons and azaleas.
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When: Saturday 14 May 2.00pm to 5.00pm
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Why: A great warm-up for both players and ponies.
When: Tuesday 19 April to Sunday 8 May
Where: Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park. Telephone 01784 434212

Film Night - Friday 29 April 7.45pm - Community Centre, Virginia Water

Derren Brown: Miracle - Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 7.30pm - New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Ascot United Presentation Fun Day - Sunday 1 May from 9.00am - Ascot Racecourse, Car Park 7&8 off A330 Winkfield Road, Ascot SL5 7LJ

Car Boot Sale - Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May from 6.00am - High Street, Ascot

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That's Entertainment - Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May - Theatre Royal Windsor


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Lauren- Ashleigh - Friday 29 April - The Stag, Ascot

The Old Avengers - Saturday 30 April 7.30pm - Jagz, Ascot

Whozdrivin - Saturday 30 April 8.30pm - Village Hall, Chobham

Alan West, Steve Black & Adam Sweet - Tuesday 3 May 7.30pm - Jagz, Ascot

The Triple Aces - Saturday 30 April 8.30pm - White Hart, Bagshot

The Miller Family - Saturday 30 April 9.00pm - Silver Birch, Bracknell

Uptown Traffic - Saturday 30 April 8.30pm - Cannie Man, Bracknell

Blue Haze - Saturday 30 April 9.00pm - Binfield Club

Jump The Gunn - Saturday 30 April 9.30pm - The Acre, Windsor

Gavin Thomas- Wednesday 4 May 8.00pm - The Half Moon, Windlesham

Counterfeit Stones - Thursday 5 May 2016 8.00pm  - South Hill Park

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The Thin White Duke - David Bowie Tribute - Friday  6 May 7.30pm - Jagz, Ascot

Hazel O'Connor - Saturday 7 May 8.00pm - Windlesham Club

Funklab - Saturday 7 May 7.30pm - Jagz, Ascot


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Comedy In The Brewery - Saturday 30 April 7.00pm - Windsor and Eton Brewery SL4 1SE

Addy van der Borgh, Yuriko Kotani, Lloyd Griffiths and MC Tom Webb - Friday 6 May 2016 8.00pm - South Hill Park


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