Pool users can keep using some pools as phased construction gets underway.
The construction programme is designed to ensure that the pool complex stays open throughout construction. The new indoor facility is programmed to open in winter 2022. The outdoor phase is expected to be finished in summer 2023.
The design and construction team have split the project into 3 phases.
Early work: now – end of 2021
During construction the outdoor pool remains open while the 50m pool is decommissioned and rebuilt. Early construction work includes:
A new permanent outdoor toilet and change room block
Heated water diverted to the existing external 33m pool.
Temporary cover over the existing external 33m pool. (The cost and benefits of the cover are still being assessed).
Temporary office and reception
New accessible entrance and pathway from existing carpark.
Phase 1 - Indoor: January 2021 - July 2022
50m x 20m multi-use pool
Leisure and toddlers pool
Learn to swim/hydrotherapy pool
Indoor change rooms
Administration and office
Pool plant and services areas
Carpark and landscaping
Phase 2 - Outdoor: August 2022 - February 2023
New zero-depth wet deck play area
New multi-use leisure pool
New landscaped outdoor area