Plans for huge £8million revamp of Fairfield Pool in Dartford to be revealed this month

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PLANS for a huge £8million revamp of Fairfield Pool and Leisure Centre in Dartford will be revealed later this month.

The work will see the Lowfield Street centre closed for 12 months is expected to start on Sunday, March 30.

The renovation will see a new reception area, new changing rooms, a new gym and equipment and a refurbished swimming pool area.

An extension is also being added to the site which will see new sports halls to enhance the centre.

Councillor Andy Lloyd, cabinet member for sport and leisure, said: "Fairfield Pool is hugely popular but it has been serving the town for 40 years and now deserves a full overhaul and expansion.

"We are the sort of council that believes in investing in community facilities and when we open the new Fairfield in early 2015 it will be fit and ready for a whole new generation of users."

The public will have the chance to see the plans at a two-week exhibition taking place at the Orchards Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm and then later at Fairfield Pool and Leisure Centre, Lowfield Street, from 6pm to 8pm between Friday, February 14 until Friday, February 28.

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5:57pm Tue 4 Feb 14

mumcabs says...

any chance of a deep end and diving boards and maybe a wave machine? or is that too exciting and doesn't adhere to health and safety rules???
any chance of a deep end and diving boards and maybe a wave machine? or is that too exciting and doesn't adhere to health and safety rules??? mumcabs

6:14pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Dartbored says...

mumcabs wrote:
any chance of a deep end and diving boards and maybe a wave machine? or is that too exciting and doesn't adhere to health and safety rules???
Jeez, lighten up...why is everyone so negative on here?

Yes, there will be a deep end and some diving boards. But a wave machine in a pool/centre that size....be realistic.
[quote][p][bold]mumcabs[/bold] wrote: any chance of a deep end and diving boards and maybe a wave machine? or is that too exciting and doesn't adhere to health and safety rules???[/p][/quote]Jeez, lighten up...why is everyone so negative on here? Yes, there will be a deep end and some diving boards. But a wave machine in a pool/centre that size....be realistic. Dartbored

6:50pm Tue 4 Feb 14

chris8210 says...

Will they bring back the fountains outside
Will they bring back the fountains outside chris8210

12:16pm Fri 7 Feb 14

cherithporter says...

The last time I was at Fairfield pool was in 1992. The refurbishment done there was only to changing rooms and reception.

They knocked down the basket room that they used to have in the changing rooms and only refurbished the reception area and that was it being no longer behind glass.

Fairfield pool could do with a real upgrade. About time.
The last time I was at Fairfield pool was in 1992. The refurbishment done there was only to changing rooms and reception. They knocked down the basket room that they used to have in the changing rooms and only refurbished the reception area and that was it being no longer behind glass. Fairfield pool could do with a real upgrade. About time. cherithporter

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