Pool regenerated for generations to come

You may have read in the news that we have been awarded more than three quarters of a million pounds to completely overhaul our poolfacilities. The facilities are used by members of the public as well as pupils from many of the local schools. The improvements will increase the life expectancy of the swimming pool by a further 30 years, securing its use for generations to come.

The £791,292 awarded by the Conditions Improvement Fund, using money obtained from the ‘sugar tax’, will be used to replace the tiling, windows, doors, lighting, heating and the pool’s power plant. The improvements will also make the pool fully accessible for the first time with disabled access throughout the building.

As well as members of our community, many local schools use our pool. It’s never been more important for schools to promote healthy lifestyles with their pupils and this will make sure we can keep doing this both for Beacon pupils and pupils from our local primaries. Each year, thousands of people enjoy our pool facilities and these works will guarantee thousands more will be able to do so in future.

Oftsed have recently published a report into the health of children and cited research which revealed parents want their children to take part in a wide range of activities, including swimming, but schools often lack the facilities.

Barr Beacon’s pool will close for refurbishment on 31 July 2018 and re-open in January 2019.

Stay tuned to this page to keep up-to-date with the progress of the pool regeneration.

September 2018 – Start of Project