Porchester centre consultation

Westminster City Council and Everyone Active are currently developing proposals to refurbish the teaching pool at the Porchester Centre and we would like to hear from local residents and people who use the pool regarding the proposed improvements.

Proposed changes 

The proposed changes aim to enhance the accessibility of the pool and upgrade the existing features and include:

  1. Re-configuring  the small pool as a deck level pool (i.e. so the water level meets the side of the pool) with a step entrance into the pool. The new pool configuration will make it easier for those with mobility issues, parents and babies and young children to enter and leave the pool without having to use a ladder.
  2. Re-tiling the pool tank and pool sides. The walls and the roof frame will be redecorated and the air handling system and pool pumps will be upgraded.
  3. Adjusting the profile of the pool depth to make it more accessible and to increase usage. The pool depth will be 1 meter at the shallow end gradually sloping to 1.2 metres at the deep end. In order to facilitate the deck level pool configuration the pool will be made slightly shorter in length. It is proposed the new pool will be 20 metres long instead of the current 25 metres.

Next steps

Everyone Active and Westminster City Council are currently seeking feedback on the proposals. You can visit the Porchester Centre to complete the survey. In addition, two public consultation events will be held in the reception of the Porchester Centre:  

Wednesday 10 May 2017 from 7:30am to 8:30am.
Thursday 18 May 2017 from 5pm to 6pm.

Last updated: 4 May 2017
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