Malvern Splash revamp set to commence
The £2million revamp of Malvern Splash swimming pool is on course to start at the end of August.
Malvern Hills District Council has appointed LST Projects as the main contractor, who will bring 125 years of expertise to the project.
The project will involve the full refurbishment of the swimming pool changing rooms and toilets, including dedicated changing facilities for people with disabilities and additional family changing areas
To enhance the experience for both swimmers and spectators, there will also be a new interactive water play feature for younger swimmers, underwater lighting, a PA system, a new flume and improvements to the pool side area.
Further works have already been completed since the Covid-19 outbreak with the installation of a new wave machine and a UV filtration system to improve the water quality and lower the levels of chlorine.
A range of environmental measures including more efficient pumps, new boilers and LED lighting have been completed and new energy efficient pool side glazing and solar panels will also be installed as part of the main project.
There will be limited disruption to the facility's current fitness users once the project starts. However, Priory Road North car park will be unavailable to the public until the refurbishment is completed in early January 2021 as it will accommodate the LST Projects site compound. Priory Road South car park will remain open as normal.
Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, said: "This investment is the next step in providing first class facilities and an enhanced experience for all who use the swimming pool. it also supports our efforts to make the council's own operations carbon neutral by 2030".
Ivan Horsfall Turner, Managing Director at Freedom Leisure, said: "We were pleased to reopen Malvern Splash in July for our fitness customers and it is great news that the pool works are starting at the end of August. We look forward to the completion of the project which will provide a fantastic swimming experience for everyone in Malvern."