Craig Maclean Leisure Centre Swimming Pool set to re-open

Issued by High Life Highland

Craig Maclean Leisure Centre swimming pool is set to reopen to the public on Saturday 12th of August following a £2.175 million contract to carry out redevelopment of the pool.

The refurbished pool is set at deck level which will meet the needs of swimming clubs and lessons in terms of depth, and has been designed to be more accessible with an improved hoist system to assist people with disabilities to enter and leave the pool.

The works carried out include the remodelling of the changing village area and installing a new swimming pool ‘tank or shell’ and water treatment plant.

The changing area has been transformed into a family friendly changing village style design which remains suitable for school requirements.

Roof coverings to the existing pool and adjacent fitness hall have been replaced, including the installation of new roof lights over the pool.

High Life Highland Chief Executive Ian Murray said:

“The investment by The Highland Council to undertake the refurbishment works ensures that we are able to provide first class facilities and service for our customers in the area. I am sure the result will prove to be hugely popular with the local community as well as enhancing the existing services offered to High Life card holders across the Highlands.”

Convener of The Highland Council Cllr Bill Lobban who represents the Badenoch and Strathspey Ward said: “Since the Centre opening in 2007 it has gone from strength to strength. I am sure that this investment to improve the facilities on offer will be well received by regular users and first time visitors.

“Having such a vibrant and well maintained centre offering affordable access to top leisure facilities is great for Grantown and the wider community of Badenoch and Strathspey. It is also good for people’s health and well-being and I think we can all fully appreciate the value of having a local swimming pool where all ages can learn to swim."

 

17 Jul 2017
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