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Royal Commonwealth Pool Refurbishment
Emily Pollacchi Download Original
- Begun: Aug 2009
- Completed: Feb 2012
- Floor area: 13,000m2
- Sector: Sports and leisure
- Total cost: £27M
- Address: Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB, United Kingdom
Refurbishment and remodeling of swimming pools to meet performance standards for competitive swimming and recreational needs
The existing 50m pool was replaced with a level deck, 51.5m long by 21m wide pool with a traversable boom and a moving floor allowing the pool to be one 50m by 21m pool or divided into two 25m by 21m pools. Adjusting the moveable boom pool will allow long course competition, short course competition with a warm up pool, water polo or synchronised swimming with a training pool.
The diving pool has been replaced with a pool 25m wide by 16.25 long with a moveable floor providing a variable depth 0-5m to provide adequate depth for modern diving and synchronised swimming. The diving platforms are 3m, 5m, 7.5, and 10m high all 3m wide with 2 springboards each at 1m and 3m.
A terrace with give good sight lines over the new pools provides 900 spectator seats.
The teaching pool has also been replaced with a 25m pool and other new facilities include a health club, gym and studios, with a café, crèche and children’s facilities provided around the redesigned entrance foyer.
The building will be a venue for the diving completion at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and continue as Scotland’s centre of excellence for diving.