First images of Swaffham swimming pool revealed by campaigners

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership - Credit: Paul Robinson Partnership

The first images of what a swimming pool for Swaffham could eventually look like have been released by campaigners behind the revived plan.

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership - Credit: Paul Robinson Partnership

The long-running campaign for a public pool in the town started up again more than two years ago.

A site has already been identified close to the Green Britain Centre for the facility.

The plans have received support from local residents and political leaders and now the committee is asking supporters to help fund the project.

Committee member Carolyn Watts said: 'With support from Paul Robinson Partnership and Daniel Connel Partnership, the Swaffham Swimming Pool group now have costed plans for a heated, outdoor pool.

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership - Credit: Paul Robinson Partnership

'We are exploring a wide variety of funding avenues, including GoFundMe. We would love to hear from anyone who can offer any support to the plan. You can contact us via our Swaffham Swimming Pool Facebook page.'

Plans for the indoor pool were initially ruled out because of the expected cost of around £6million was felt to be too high. Now the current architects' plans show a heated, outdoor pool with a gym, plus both a covered terrace and covered entry point to the water itself.

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A tiered landscaping and viewing area has also been included in the plans, as well as a garden, play area and car park with space for more than 70 cars.

The project is now estimated to cost between £2.4m to £2.6m.

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership

Plans for Swaffham Swimming Pool. Model Views Rev A. Photo: Paul Robinson Partnership - Credit: Paul Robinson Partnership

Ms Watts added: 'We are delighted to have something to show people now, and from our point of view we can now show people what we are talking about.

'We wanted something sustainable for long-term use which would last throughout the years.

'The vast majority of people have been very enthusiastic. We've come this far, we are going to keep on going.'

Anyone who wants to find out more or is able to support the project can contact the committee via the Swaffham Swimming Pool Facebook page.

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