Concordia pool reopens following major refurbishment
July 30, 2019
The swimming pool at Concordia Leisure Centre in Cramlington re-opened to the public on Monday ( July 29) following a major upgrade and refurbishment scheme.
Contractors and Active Northumberland staff have been working around the clock to ensure the pool was back in operation in time for the school holidays, and yesterday dozens of children and families enjoyed a welcome splash in the pool.
Concordia pool has been closed for a number of weeks to allow work to be carried out to replace the old pool lining and the swimming pool floor areas in the wet changing rooms and around the children’s poolside water features. The changing cubicles have also been upgraded and new showers installed.
A major piece of work has also taken place to replace the filters and pumps which clean and heat the water, with more energy efficient and environmentally friendly equipment.
Northumberland County Councillor, Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said:
“ We’d like to thank all our loyal customers for their patience while the essential work was carried out. This investment means that the pool and the changing areas now have a really fresh look and feel which we hope will be enjoyed by all those who use the facilities.”
Local County Councillor, Mark Swinburn said: “ I am delighted to see this investment in Concordia which has focussed on some long standing issues that residents have highlighted and I am pleased that we have been able to address their concerns.”
The work forms part of a wider £1 million investment programme in Active Northumberland’s swimming pools which is being funded by Northumberland County Council.
Swimming pools at Blyth Sports Centre, Prudhoe Waterworld and Wentworth Sports Centre in Hexham are having work carried out over the coming months. Similar upgrade work at Alnwick, Berwick and Rothbury pools has recently been successfully completed.