Mayfield Pool work begins

Published: 3 Apr 2017

Today, Cllr Sheila Bain and I helped contractors at Mayfield Pool start work to build a brand new public pool and leisure facility at Mayfield School.

The exciting project which was an election promise includes a 25 metre, six-lane swimming pool and spectator seating, 40 station gym, foyer/reception area,multi-purpose studio, and a changing village and group changing facility. It will also see a brand new design and technology block built for the school as well as outdoor courts.

This is a momentous occasion and fulfils the promise I made to improve swimming provision in the Borough. We all know about the important health benefits of swimming and giving a chance for more people to learn and use this important life skill is something we have been striving to achieve.

The £5.3m project, which includes £750,000 made available through Sport England, will begin with basic drainage works being put into place. The pool is estimated to be complete by Spring 2018 with the new technology building following around December the same year.