Pool To Get New Reception Area

The Normandy Pool is to get a new reception area.

The work, which is being carried out by local builders Wright Construction, will see the temporary shed being replaced with a purpose built reception area.

The building will be clad in timber with a pan tiled roof.

The shed currently being used as the reception will be used as an extra changing space for large groups such as school bookings.

Work is set to begin on 2nd April and will last six weeks, during which time the pool will remain open and operate as normal.

The original plans for the Normandy pool enclosure, approved in 2009, had included the reception area, but there was no money available at the time for construction.

However, the £50,000 funding for the new building was identified and approved by the Council of the Isles of Scilly last July

Pool Team Leader, Christie Watts, says “The new reception will offer a friendlier and more welcoming entrance to users of the pool, this plus a new disabled toilet will make a real difference to pool users.”


2 Responses to Pool To Get New Reception Area

  1. Jon Mackenzie March 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Nice though it is, and I take pride in being part of the team that worked on the original construction, it was a waste of money in the first place. It’s in the wrong location, it’s too small and because of where it is there is a requirement for parking – whatever Mr Dryden and his cohorts think. I’d be very surprised if the revenue generated can justify the outlay and expense – yes it comes from grants but it is still the taxpayer’s money. To pluck another £50,000 from the air for this particular purpose in these difficult times, while so many people are struggling, is at best reprehensible and quite frankly sickens me to the core.

  2. Joe March 31, 2012 at 10:27 am

    £50,000 that could of been saved for something more beneficial wasted. So they build a perfectly good outdoor building (hardly a shed considering the size), kit it out with electric, networking and computers, coffee and food facilities etc… Then decide to build another one… I’m missing the point here surely.