|Acton Swimming Pool - Work Begins|
New complex expected to open in April 2014
Work's started on the massive transformation of Acton Town Hall.
'' We have been talking to the Council about both the interior and exterior designs. There have been improvements particularly since English Heritage got involved earlier in the year: nevertheless, the front elevation remains more sympathetic to its surroundings (mainly because the existing facades remain largely unchanged) than the new-build rear.
''The external designs are now fixed except for some detailed elements but we still hope that some elements of the original building, in particular the Kings Rooms, can be incorporated in the new building.''
As it was - Farewell to Acton Swimming Pool
CGI image of redeveloped Town Hall/Swimming baths
The new pool will be shorter than the current one but will have eight lanes instead of four.
A council spokesperson said: "As promised, work has started on transforming Acton Town Hall into modern centre for the local community. The old Acton Baths is being replaced with two new pools, one of which will have a moveable floor improving access for people with disabilities, and a large modern gym.
"We are planning to open the new centre in April 2014 and we hope that when local people see the finished result, they will hold it in as much affection as they did the old baths."
4th October 2012