Coventry Swimming Pool

Arthur Ling, Michael McLellan, Coventry, 1966

 

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Central swimming pool with 50 metre pool, diving and spectator facilities

The heart of the leisure centre is the main T-shaped pool, that has an offset diving bay with boards at heights of 1m, 3m, 5m, 7 1/2m and 10m in a hall with seating for 1,174 spectators.

The second hall contains a smaller multi-purpose swimming pool, with 1m, 3m 5m diving boards, and a third pool used for teaching, placed under the main restaurant.

A games deck, that can be used for functions and a stepped balcony provide facilities for spectators overlooking the two smaller pools.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 1962
  • Completed: Apr 1966
  • Floor area: 13,000m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £1M
  • Tender date: Oct 1961
  • Address: Fairfax Street, Coventry, CV1 5RY, United Kingdom

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