TEMPORARY pool specialist Total Swimming has revealed a major project in partnership with Bury Council, which will see a UK first – the construction of a demountable 25m above ground swimming pool, in place for at least three years.
The construction of the pool follows the closure of Radcliffe Swimming Baths in 2014 due to structural damage. The new facility, due to open early June, is expected to be used by thousands of visitors each year and will be located at Radcliffe Riverside School next to the existing community sports centre.
A range of facilities are included in the construction of the new pool, which will be operated in conjunction with the existing leisure centre. These include male and female changing villages with shower, toilets and lockers, as well as a spectator viewing area.
Bury Council spokesman Peter Doherty said: “We decided to provide a temporary facility because of the length of time that Radcliffe could be without a pool.
“The new swimming pool will ensure that swimming can continue in the local area and we expect 190,000 visitors per year to utilise the facility.”
Go backPosted on 28th April 2015