Derby’s New Swimming Pool Complex has taken a significant step forward today after being granted planning permission.

The plans approved by the planning committee include a 50m ten lane pool, learner pool, leisure water, sauna & steam, gym, exercise studios, soft play and multi-use rooms. Construction is planned to start on the Moorways site later this year with the complex scheduled to open in 2020.

Councillor Baggy Shanker, the Cabinet Member leading on the New Swimming Pool Complex, said:

“This state of the art facility will be a game changer for swimming in Derby. We have pledged to open this New Swimming Pool Complex to the public in 2020. Our investment in the City will ensure Derby continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.”

The New Swimming Pool Complex is one of the Council’s 50 pledges and Derby City Council has set aside £33 million for the ambitious project. Last autumn the designs received overwhelming support in a public engagement exercise that asked residents and groups what they thought of the New Swimming Pool Complex.

More information on the New Swimming Pool Complex can be found on the InDerby website.