Concrete evidence of pool’s progress

The first large wall of the new Mosgiel Pool has been put up. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON
The first large wall of the new Mosgiel Pool has been put up. PHOTO: JESSICA WILSON
The new Mosgiel Pool is starting to take shape.

Construction of the pool started last year and the facility is expected to be open to swimmers mid next year.

Dunedin City Council parks and recreation group manager Scott MacLean said precast concrete panels had been installed around the pool hall, including the feature wall to the rear of the main pool.

"With these panels now in place, the next step is to build the remaining foundations and the plant room slab and pool slabs," Mr MacLean said.

"While this is under way, further work on the steel and timber structure will be progressed off site."

Taieri Community Facilities Trust chairwoman Irene Mosley said it was exciting to see the building take shape about 10 years after the concept was initially pitched.

The trust had received lots of positive comments from people who were surprised at just how big the complex would be, Mrs Mosley said.

"With so many people involved in getting the project across the line it is understandable that the level of interest is high and some pleasure is gained from each step forward along the way."

The pool is being built on the site of the former pool, which is set to be demolished later this year.

Changes to the Gordon Rd-Eden St intersection as part of the project would begin in about September.

jessica.wilson@thestar.co.nz

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