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April 23 2013

Tollcross Aquatics Centre completes
Work to extend and refurbish Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre for the 2014 Commonwealth Games has been completed by Barr Construction ahead of its official opening to the public on 24 May.

Designed in-house by Glasgow City Council the new look venue offers a new six lane, 50m pool and new community facilities to replace those lost when Shettleston Burgh Halls burned down.

Public seating has also been greatly expanded with 2,000 permanent seats installed with the option to add a further 3,000 during the Games period.

The £14m project has also seen the provision of a new dance hall, conditioning suite and improved staff facilities.

Michael Cavanagh, Chairman, Commonwealth Games Scotland, said: “It is fantastic to see Tollcross upgraded into a world-class venue with all the facilities required to host a major Games. This will undoubtedly be one of the action hot spots during the Commonwealth Games, and I know that the Team Scotland swimmers will relish competing here in front of a noisy home crowd and contributing to our medal tally.”
Post Games the pool will be made available for community use
Post Games the pool will be made available for community use

4 Comments

Fish out of water
#1 Posted by Fish out of water on 23 Apr 2013 at 13:45 PM
If this pool is to be used for the Commonwealth, should there not be 8 lanes + 2 outer lanes? Even the picture would suggest that there are mistakes in this article.
urbanrealm
#2 Posted by urbanrealm on 23 Apr 2013 at 14:19 PM
The six lane warm up pool has been built alongside a pre-existing 10 lane main pool. These can be configured for Games and community modes.
Rob
#3 Posted by Rob on 23 Apr 2013 at 14:27 PM
a job so stunning yet they still show a computer generated image of what it looks like
pesky kid
#4 Posted by pesky kid on 30 Apr 2013 at 12:41 PM
given it's location, I'll stick with the people in the cgi

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