The ongoing and extensive repairs to the electrical system at the Prince Regent Swimming Complex, where LGBTQ+ swimming group Out to Swim South usually meets, are nearing completion with the facility set to re-open on Monday, July 12.
Following the serious flooding over the Easter weekend, electricians have been working their way through the building, replacing all the damaged wiring and distribution boards. Miles of new cabling, along with modern distribution boards, are being installed to ensure that, when completed, it passes all the required electrical testing and inspections.
Cllr Martin Osborne, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, said: “We know that people are keen to see the Prince Regent re-open as soon as possible and apologise for the delay, but the safe installation of wiring and distribution boards and checking of all the various electrical and mechanical services has been an absolute necessity.”
Alternative swimming facilities are still available at the King Alfred Leisure Centre and St Luke’s Swimming Pool.
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