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£6m investment returning swim facilities to Merthyr Tydfil

Work is now underway to reintroduce swimming facilities to the residents of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, after structural damaged closed the town’s pool in 2019. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has secured £6m worth of investment to fund the project, which is being carried out by Alliance Leisure through the UK Leisure Framework.

The recommissioned facilities at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre are expected to reopen to the public in the autumn of 2023 and will provide residents with a 25m, six-lane main pool, a dedicated teaching pool offering a full swimming education programme plus a new splash pool designed to inspire water confidence and deliver engaging sensory experiences for toddlers. The changing facilities will also be updated and redesigned to improve the overall visitor experience.

In addition, the council is investing in decarbonisation measures which include replacing gas fuelled boilers with more efficient air source heat pumps. This is predicted to cut carbon emissions by 61 per cent, creating a more sustainable future for the centre.

Gillian Dunster, Business Development Manager, Alliance Leisure, says: “These works will not only give the people of Merthyr Tydfil access to a local pool for the first time in four years, but will also help the council to meet its carbon reduction ambitions to benefit the community both now and in the future.”

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