3 July 2017

Prince Regent swimming pools to close for improvements

The Prince Regent Swimming Complex, operated by Freedom Leisure, on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council, is to temporarily close its pools for much needed and essential works to replace high level glazing above the pool halls.  The rest of the centre (including the Gym) will remain fully open throughout the works.

To minimise disruption, the pool closures are planned in two stages starting with the Teaching Pool (10 July – 11 August). The works are then scheduled to progress to the main pool areas (14 August – 13 October).

Built in the 1980’s the building, in the centre of the city provided swimming and health and fitness facilities for around 350,000 members and visitors last year. They include many children and adults learning to swim, and under 16s who swim for free under a public health council initiative.

Chris Lovelock, Freedom Leisure Area Manager, says: “We apologise for the disruption that this closure to the pools will inevitably cause our customers but we are steadfast to keeping it as short as possible. These essential health and safety works to replace the roof glazing, which is now over 30 years old, are unfortunately unavoidable and imperative at this time."

During this first stage of work, Freedom Leisure seeks to reassure swimmers that King Alfred Leisure Centre and St Luke’s Swimming Pool will be open to all and will accept swim memberships from the Prince Regent.