Derby’s New Swimming Pool Complex is on time and on track to open in 2020
Tue 22 May 2018
Work towards delivering Derby's ambitious New Swimming Pool Complex at the Moorways site is moving apace. The new facility will include a 50m ten lane pool, learner pool, leisure water, sauna & steam, gym, exercise studios, soft play and multi-use rooms.
Part one of the New Swimming Pool Complex project was completed on budget. Many aspects of part two have also been completed including developing outline designs, demolition and site preparations such as survey work, securing £33 million funding, obtaining planning consent and selecting a preferred construction contractor.
Councillor Baggy Shanker, the cabinet member responsible for the New Swimming Pool Complex project, said: "I'm very happy with how we have progressed this project, which is on time and on budget. The feedback we have had from people has been very positive and I'm confident that we are on track to deliver a pool in 2020 which residents and visitors will love. This is a key project that will make Derby an even greater place to live, work and visit."
Work is continuing on part two of the project including finalising developed designs and appointment of the construction contractor. The overall project is on track and budget with construction set to start this summer with the facility scheduled to open to the public in 2020.
New external imagery provides glimpses of the leisure water, which is being developed; .an indicative image has also been released, of the state of the art gym, which will feature the very latest equipment setting it apart from the competition.
An internationally renowned team is working with the Council on the New Swimming Pool Complex headed up by project managers MACE, FaulknerBrowns Architects and preferred construction contractor Bowmer and Kirkland.