A new swimming pool for Worcester
Worcester's new swimming pool, opening January 2017, will give a massive boost to the city of Worcester’s sporting credentials and guarantee it will become an important new destination for regional competition-level swimming.
The £10.5 million revamp of Perdiswell Leisure Centre has as its centrepiece a new eight-lane 25-metre competition standard pool designed to attract everyone from casual swimmers to Olympic and Paralympic champions.
Supported by a £2m grant from Sport England, the pool and other fitness facilities at the leisure centre represent a significant investment by Worcester City Council to create a healthy and active city.
The main eight-lane main poolmeasures 25 metres by 17 metres and boasts poolside seating for 284 spectators with a further 118 seats around the poolside for swimmers.
Spectator area overlooking the main pool
Fully accessible for people of all abilities, it is a major new sports and leisure facility that is suitable for regional competitions and will put Worcester on the swimming map.
The dazzling new Perdiswell pool hall also boasts an 18x10 metre teaching pool with a movable floor – a fantastic new facility for learners and other swimmers.
Training Pool with movable floor
A new gym and spin/fitness studio are opening as part of the wider refurbishment of Perdiswell Leisure Centre, complementing the recently revamped sports hall.
Sport England’s Strategic Facilities Fund has invested £2 million of National Lottery funding in the leisure centre. The funding recognises the importance of the new pool in developing Worcester as a vibrant sporting city.
The new main swimming pool
Exciting new features
- 25 x 17m eight lane main pool, depth of 1-2n
- 18 x 10m teaching pool with moveable floor
- Facilities for disabled people, including Pool Pod hoists
- Pool Hall seating for 284 spectators
- Large fitness gym with 110-120 stations
- Spin Studio with 25 bikes
- Fully refurbished 8-court Sports Hall
- Sports Hall seating for 100 spectators
- 3 separate Fitness Studios
- 2 Teaching Rooms
See the new pool being built
Additional funding for the scheme is being provided by the Heart of Worcestershire College, which will benefit from access to and extensive use of a number of facilities during term time including half of the sports hall, studios and new dedicated classrooms.
The facilities have been designed with full input from funders and partner and stakeholder organisations including Sport England, The County Sports Partnership, Heart of Worcestershire College, The Amateur Swimming Association, Worcester Swimming Club, and Disability Sport Worcester.
The new pool has been built by Worcestershire-based developer Speller Metcalfe and is operated by Freedom Leisure, which has been awarded a 10-year contract to manage all the Council’s sport and leisure centres.