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Thursday 28 August 2014

Bill for pool rebuild to hit €9.3m

Sam Griffin

Published 17/01/2014 | 02:30

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ONE of Dublin's oldest swimming pools is to be rebuilt at a cost of over €9m after councillors opted against cheaper refurbishment works.

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Glenalbyn pool, which has been at the heart of the Stillorgan community in south Dublin for 41 years, was forced to shut its doors in mid-December after an engineer's report raised serious public safety concerns amid fears the roof would collapse.

It has remained closed by DLR Leisure Services since, despite a huge outcry from locals who demanded it be reopened.

A rebuild report will be given to the council in March.

The new building, which will cost €9.3m plus design costs, will be three times the size of the existing structure. In addition to a new 25-metre pool, it will boast a second floor, housing four exercise studios.

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