Thursday 17 April 2014

Bill for pool rebuild to hit €9.3m

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

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.

Irish Independent

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