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Olympic sized pool to aid Corby regeneration

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Willmott Dixon has been given the go ahead to start work on a £19.8M steel framed swimming pool in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Known as the Corby-East Midlands International Pool, it will be completed by 2009 and is expected to be used by Olympic hopefuls prior to the 2012 Games.

The project, at Corby’s Parkland Gateway site, will be one of the first regeneration schemes to get underway in the town centre.

Councillor Mark Pengelly, Deputy Leader of Corby Borough Council, said: “This is great news for Corby. The Pool is a striking building and a real symbol of the town’s rebirth.”

When open, the facility will provide: a 50m-long, eight lane main pool; national junior standard diving boards; 20m learner pool; spectator seating for 400; a health suite; fitness centre, and a creche for patrons’ children.

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