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Plans for a new pool complex to replace the Aquarena have been submitted to Worthing Council - see artists impressions below:
The planning application for replacing Worthing’s ageing Aquarena swimming pool has now been received from Wilkinson Eyre, the Architects for the new pool.
The Planning Committee is to likely consider the application in September but this yet is to be confirmed.
The new pool complex will include a six lane, 25 metre competition pool, a combined learner/diving pool with one and three metre boards, indoor leisure pool with flume, outdoor waters, a health and fitness centre, café and flexible studio space for other activities.
The same amount of parking will be provided for the new pool as currently exists at the Aquarena. The parking at Beach House Grounds will be made bigger and enhanced as part of the project. Beach House Grounds will also have additional landscaping to improve the setting of this historic building.
Council Leader Paul Yallop says: “This is a positive step towards Worthing getting a brand new pool. The bold, exciting design will contribute significantly towards the regeneration of this area and help meet the Masterplan aim of creating an active and vibrant seafront. I look forward to the time when we see the work starting on site hopefully in April next year with an anticipated completion in February 2013.”
The public can look at the application themselves by pressing the ‘new swimming pool’ button on the homepage of www.worthing.gov.uk. From there you can also experience the exciting ‘flythrough’ video which really gives you a feel for how the new pool will look.