Work to start on Wildern Swimming Pool transformation
New roof, seating and viewing area included in £1 million revamp
Work on a new roof for Wildern Swimming Pool in Hedge End gets under way on Monday 25 November. The £1 million project was given the go-ahead by the Hedge End, West End and Botley (HEWEB) Local Area Committee earlier this year.
The existing roof will be replaced with an entirely new structure; new poolside seating space with around 60 seats, and a viewing area are also included in the revamp.
Local residents and pool users were consulted on the designs earlier this year. The main pool will be closed for the duration of the works and the learner pool will have periods of reduced hours of use during the work. Completion is expected in Summer 2020.
The external and internal appearance of the 40-year-old building will be enhanced, with translucent coloured panels installed to filter light and block direct views from outside the Wildern Leisure Centre building.
The project is funded by Eastleigh Borough Council, in partnership with the Wildern Academy Trust.