Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub to provide accessible swimming pools
Residents are set to benefit from two new easily accessible swimming pools as part of the Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub development.
Both the main pool and training pool will be upgraded to deck level swimming pools that provide a superior swimming experience as part of the £16 million project.
The training pool will be extended to allow for additional capacity during swimming lessons and both pools will be easier to access for all users with a new pool hoist installed.
In order for the refurbishment to take place, the pool will be closed from Wednesday 24 August for approximately 12 months.
LiveWire’s Learn to Swim programme will be relocated to Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood and squad sessions will be moved to other LiveWire sites with public swim continuing to be available at other sites.
Vicki Dunning, strategic lead for leisure facilities at LiveWire, said: “As part of this dementia friendly development, it is imperative that we provide two swimming pools that can be easily accessed by all of our customers.
“Inevitably with such major investments works to the pools and the site, the pool will have to close in order for the work to be carried out.
“We have made every effort to minimise disruption during this period and all scheduled swimming sessions will continue to be available across our other three pools across the town.
“We thank all our customers in advance for their continued cooperation and patience while the work is being carried out.”
LiveWire customers will receive notification of changes to swim sessions in the coming days and staff are happy to help with any questions or information about alternative sessions.