As you are aware, we have encountered significant issues with North Woodside Pool. The pool hall initially closed following storm damage that affected the integrity of the roof. A solution for the roof was developed by Glasgow City Council structural engineers and works were successfully carried out by City Building Glasgow.
During the development and execution of the roof works we carried out extensive decoration to the pool hall and a complete re-fit of the health suite including the installation of a new sauna and steam room.
The final phase of the works was the refilling of the pool and commissioning of the new pool plant. Unfortunately this highlighted an issue with the pool tank which required investigation.
Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council carried out extensive investigations with geo technical and structural engineers to identify the full extent of the problems with the pool tank and clarify whether there were any underlying issues with the ground conditions.
This process took a substantial length of time as it was extremely important that we were fully informed of the conditions and issues surrounding the pool tank failure. Works have now commenced and are progressing well.
Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council will be working closely with the contractors to minimise the likelihood of any further delays to the long awaited re-opening of North Woodside Pool and Health Suite. Other facilities on-site remain open to the public.
While we understand that many of our customers may have been disappointed at the length of time these facilities within the centre have been closed we would like to reassure customers that the problems encountered have been completely outwith our control. It has also been imperative that the remedial works were fully specified by the various specialists to ensure that a permanent solution was achieved.
Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council have been committed to the re-opening of the facilities for our customers throughout this process and we are anticipating re-opening of the entire facility early next year and we will keep customers informed of any further details or updates as they become available.