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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:44am

A view of the empty new pool under construction at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre will close for a day for work as part of the aquatic centre expansion.

The centre will close on Monday 13 July as the power needs to be turned off to complete work. The centre was initially scheduled to be closed for six weeks during the expansion and upgrade works. However work was able to be completed during Level 3, reducing the shutdown needed to one day.

The expansion will see a new 10-lane, 25-metre pool built, more than doubling the centre’s capacity and accommodating increasing demand from aquafitness, casual swimming, deep water and other activities.

The structure of the new pool has been completed with work now starting on the building surrounding it. The new pool is due to open in March 2021 and work to upgrade the changing rooms, staff and public areas and existing leisure pool is due to be completed by November 2021.

The first walls have also started going up at the Selwyn Health Hub and work is continuing on Te Ara Ātea, the Rolleston Town Centre, and the Foster Park indoor courts.