A major refurbishment of the Link Centre’s swimming pool during the summer holidays. The pool itself will be completely retiled at a cost of £75,000 and will therefore be closed to the public for six weeks between July 30 and September 9.
Plans were approved by councillors last year to replace the roof at the Swindon Borough Council-owned leisure centre and scaffolding has been erected on site as the first phase of redecorating the building’s steel framework is well underway.
The work will also see the re-roofing of the leisure centre and replacement of the skylights as part of a project likely to cost up to £1million.
There will also be a major refurbishment of the Link Centre’s swimming pool during the summer holidays.
It is a further boost to the swimming facilities at the Link after £90,000 was spent last summer refurbishing the changing rooms and maintaining the roof pillars.
The closure coincides with the quietest period in the swimming pool’s calendar as there are no school swimming sessions, while some of the swimming clubs who use the pool take a break during August.
Cllr Keith Williams, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Strategic Transport, said: “The Link Centre is in need of refurbishment and I’m pleased we will see some real improvements to the external fabric of the building and the leisure facilities themselves.
“The work on the roof is badly needed and the retiling of the swimming pool will complement the refurbishment carried out last year and give us a facility we can continue to be proud of.”
The Link Centre will continue to operate as normal during the pool closure and external refurbishment work. Swimming will be available at the Health Hydro, Highworth Recreation Centre and Dorcan Recreation Complex.