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Oaklands Swimming Pool

Oaklands pool team At Cabinet on the 15th October and Full Council on the 20th November 2013 Councillors voted to refurbish and reopen Oaklands Swimming Pool which closed in 2012 due to failure of the pipework serving the pools. In the summer of 2013 a feasibility study was carried out by Capita to investigate the options associated with reopening the pool. In the autumn the detailed design was developed and the contractor Interserve Construction Ltd have been appointed and work has started on site. The pool is due to reopen in 2015.

We will be keeping you updated with developments of the project . If you have any questions then please see the questions about the Oakland's Pool project below. If your questions have not been answered please email:

Questions about the Oakland's Pool project

1. When will the pool reopen?

It is hoped that Oaklands Pool will be capable of being reopened in early 2015.

2. Who will be running the venue?

 A local community group called the Oakland's Community Pool Group are forming a charitable organisation to take on this venture. Their contact details are:

3. Who will be carrying out the building refurbishment?

A national contractor with a local office based in Southampton called Interserve Construction Ltd has been appointed.

4. When will the refurbishment works start?

Interserve Construction Ltd started on site Monday 27th January 2013.

5. What works are taking place?

Roughly 3/4 of the work will focus on mechanical and electrical improvements, i.e. pipes, new filtration system and removing filters. There will be new changing cubicles, roof repairs, flooring repairs, redecoration and improved car parking.

6. How much will the project cost?

Approximately 1.7 million has been allocated by Southampton City Council for the completion of the project and associated works.

7. Who can I contact if there are issues to do with the works on site?

Interserve Construction Ltd's Site Manager, Craig Senior on telephone number: 02380 748282 or email:

8. Where will be car park be?

People used to park in the school car park at Fairisle Road but the new entrance will be at Cromarty Road. When the pool reopens the road signs will direct people to this entrance. Whilst there is around 10-15 parking spaces at the moment, this is not sufficient so the hope is to be able to include up to 40 and 2 disabled spaces, subject to planning approval. This is to prevent parking in local roads.

9. What is happening with the rest of the site?

The rest of the site which was formally known as Oaklands School is in the process of being demolished and has been ear marked for a housing development. There are no layouts or detailed proposals as yet and it is unlikely to be completed before 2016/2017.

10. How will I be able to find out information about hours of opening, pricing and how to make a booking when it reopens?

The Oakland's Community Pool Group have developed a website:, where there is some further information about the pool however more information will be available later in the year.

11. What is going to happen to the Nursery building?

No works are planned for the moment but the Lordshill Community Association is investigating this as a possible venue.

Oakland Pool Project Image Galleries

Welcome to the Oakland's Pool image galleries which will be updated regularly. Please click on one of the pictures below to view that gallery of photos.

Image Gallery - Prior to works

Image Gallery - During works
Oakland's Community Pool Group a few days before work started on siteLadies changing room with cubicles stripped out and vinyl flooring removed

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