Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Michael Coker commented;
"Now that Full Council on 23 January has agreed for us to progress our plans for a new family pool at Abbey Fields, we can further develop the creation of a light, airy and flexible pool space with spectacular views over the lake and park.
Using the very latest designs the new pool will have the versatility to be opened up in warm weather with access onto a sun terrace with a café, so a swim can be combined with relaxation in the open air. The new family friendly pool will also incorporate a number of water features aimed at younger children which could be used in summer or winter.
I know many people including myself feel nostalgic about this and agree that an outdoor swimming pool would be attractive , however, in reality this would have been at the expense of providing the additional pool space, which is needed by our local children, schools, clubs and those who need facilities to be designed to make them more accessible and is open all year round.
The innovative new pool design, along with our plans for a new leisure centre at Castle Farm with sports hall, studios and 80 station gym will be in line with our aim to provide the town of Kenilworth with some of the best leisure facilities in the country."