Plans for major swimming pool upgrade get green light

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Plans for a multimillion-pound upgrade of Abbey Fields Swimming Pool have been given the green light.

Following approval by Warwick District Council’s planning committee, work is set to start early next year.

This will include the addition of a second indoor pool with an adjoining sun terrace as well as a café which can be accessed by park users.

Warwick District Council’s Liam Bartlett said: “This really is great news for the people of Kenilworth and the whole District, and we are delighted that we can now move forward with our plans to transform an old and outdated facility into something far more in keeping with its magnificent backdrop.

“The additional year-round pool space will help to meet the demand locally for more swimming lessons and will be welcomed by schools and swimming clubs, as well as less confident swimmers, organisers of children’s parties and disabled users.”

The designs for the new pool follow consultation with specialists and advice from Swim England and will have a moveable floor allowing the water depth to be altered to meet the needs of young children, parents and babies or aqua aerobics sessions.