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POOL PICS MAKE A SPLASH

03-06-2009

50m Pool

The first images of Birmingham’s proposed new 50metre swimming pool have been revealed as a public consultation gets underway. But there's still no word about how it will be paid for.

A £58 million Aquatics and Leisure Centre is planned for land next to Nelson Primary School in St Vincent Street, Ladywood. It will incorporate an Olympic diving facility, a leisure pool and fitness suite, and a sports hall.

Councillor Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sports and Culture said: “One of our biggest challenges is to increase sports participation in Birmingham and this development forms a major element of our city-wide sports facilities strategy.

“There is currently no facility for swimming in the Ladywood constituency and this would resolve that issue while at the same time providing a world class facility for the whole of the city.

“It is important to stress this is not just about providing a facility for elite performers and attracting Olympic teams prior to 2012. We’re looking to provide the people of this city the top-class sports facilities they deserve.”

Birmingham 50m pool 

Birmingham 50m Pool

Plans will be on display to the public at Nelson Primary School located on King Edwards Road, between 4.00pm and 8.00 pm on Wednesday 3rd June and Friday 5th June and between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturday 6th June 2009.

Pretty pictures aside, the Council has again confirmed that no business case has yet been put forward for the scheme.

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