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Steel dives in for new pool and diving facility

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Work is progressing on schedule for a new steel framed swimming pool and diving facility for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Replacing an ageing swim centre in the town centre, the new facility is being built at Garon Park and will be linked into the existing Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre.

Working on behalf of main contractor ISG Jackson, steelwork contractor DA Green & Sons is more than halfway through its steel erection programme. To keep the overall construction on schedule the steel frame for the building is being erected prior to the excavation of the swimming and diving pools.

The facility will include a 25m, eight lane competition pool and an international standard diving pool. A smaller leisure pool and dry diving training area with specialist harnesses and trampolines is also being erected.

Due for completion by Summer 2010, the facility has already been selected as a pre games training camp for the London 2012 Olympic Games

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