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Refurbishment of local swimming pool set to get underway


The refurbishment of Tullos Swimming Pool is to get underway later this month [February] following the appointment of a contractor by Aberdeen City Council.

Following a rigorous competitive tendering process, Robertson Construction Eastern Limited has been awarded the contract.

Members of the council's Education, Culture and Sport Committee have heard that the refurbishment work is due to commence on Monday 25 February with a target completion date of autumn 2013.

The work will include:
• retiling of both pools and poolside areas;
• repair of all water damage and redecoration of all internal walls;
• replacement of the old changing area and basket clothes storage with a modern changing area with attractive
  cubicles and lockers;
• reconfiguration of the entrance area to create a more inviting and obvious entrance from the front of the building;
• creation of a welcoming and accessible reception area with noticeboards and vending machines;
• new toilets;
• reconfiguration of spectator seating to meet disability access requirements.

Aberdeen City Council will continue working with Sport Aberdeen, which will run the swimming pool, to engage with individuals and groups in Torry to develop a programme for the facility, which best meets local needs, while the refurbishment work is carried out.

Aberdeen City Council's Convener of Education, Culture and Sport Committee Councillor Jenny Laing said: "We are delighted that, after a considerable period of closure, we have been able to commit resources to enable the reopening of a much improved and upgraded Tullos Pool by autumn this year."

Keith Taylor, regional managing director of Robertson, said: "We are pleased to be involved with the refurbishment of Tullos swimming pool, which will be a great asset for the Torry area."

"We look forward to starting on site very soon and will ensure the local community is kept fully up to date with our progress throughout the construction phase."