As you are hopefully aware following a scheduled condition survey of the sports centre by the University’s surveying team, some concerns were identified with the swimming pool window frames.
Our surveyors sought recommendations from external building engineers and remedial works were carried out immediately and as you know a temporary closure of the swimming pool was required whilst the further works needed were completed.
Following these works, we requested additional investigations by the surveyors which identified some deterioration in other parts of the window frames and the current timeframe to complete remedial works is approximately five weeks from Monday 30th January.
However, as a precaution, we have been advised that we may need to close the swimming pool on occasions where particularly high winds are forecasted.
We have put in place a process of daily and weekly monitoring of the weather conditions with external engineers and we will provide further information and regular updates as soon as we can.
Unfortunately, we have just been informed that weather conditions will not be suitable on Tuesday 31st January and Wednesday 1st January for us to open the swimming pool as previously planned and therefore it will close for these 2 days.
We hope to be able to re-open the swimming pool from Thursday 2nd February, however, we will review this daily and update you as soon as possible.
You will be able to check the current pool status on this webpage as well as get an indication of the next few days. This may change as weather updates become clearer, so please check back before you visit to ensure the pool is open.
We appreciate this is far from ideal and may cause an inconsistency in our swimming pool operating hours, but we have taken this decision based on the engineering reports, expert advice and constant monitoring process.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this situation. Our members, students, staff and visitors safety is of the utmost importance to us. If you have any queries relating to the closure please contact us via email email@example.com