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£1.5m worth of good news for Antrim swimming pool users

Antrim Forum

A major revamp this winter is set to bring a new look swimming pool area and changing rooms to the popular Antrim Forum leisure complex.


Thanks to a £1.5m investment by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, brand new changing facilities as well as extra showers, more family cubicles and a greater number of accessible cubicles are on the way.

The pool area will also be transformed with new pool lining and decks.


The swimming pool will be closed from Monday 6 November while refurbishment works are underway. The refurbishment is expected to be completed early next year.


This recent investment to the pool is part of ongoing investments to create world-class facilities at Antrim Forum.

A £2.4m fitness suite refurbishment at Antrim Forum was recently completed while £1.5m worth of improvements to two fitness studios and an athletics facilities upgrade, as well as a transformed swimming pool and changing area, are on the way.


Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper BEM commented,


“I’m delighted that the swimming pool and swimming facilities at Antrim Forum are to receive such an impressive upgrade.“This further enhancement at Antrim Forum is testament to our commitment to delivering excellent leisure services at an affordable rate to our residents.”


The Council’s MORE leisure membership scheme has continued to see a year-on-year increase in popularity without any price rises for over five years despite significant investments in Council leisure services.


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