Major Swimming Pool Revamp

November 24, 2010 8:04 AM

A major refurbishment of Gosforth Swimming Pool is planned between now and the Spring. The programme, financed from £0.5 million of Council funds, will include new changing facilities, a refurbished sauna and steam room and a new activities space for a range of purposes including dance, pilates and yoga. A new improved air handling system will be installed. The Pool is expected to reopen in April.

Negotiations for retaining sauna

Users of the sauna and steam room facilities had been concerned to hear that the facilities might have had to close as part of the refurbishments to make room for the activities space; however, Council plans were altered following discussions with West Gosforth councillors who wanted the facilities to be retained.

Cllr Nick Cott said: 'It's been good to be involved in ensuring that the swimming pool facilities are modernised and increased. We're so pleased about the sauna. It has been good that the Council has listened to the views of users, and this means no-one loses out.'