Brighton’s Prince Regent Pool cannot open due to flood damage Brighton News

A PISCINE swimming pool will not reopen on Monday as planned due to major repairs following a flood.

The Prince Regent Swimming Complex in Brighton suffered major flooding over the Easter weekend, causing “serious” damage to much of the building’s electrical system.

Brighton and Hove City Council said despite Freedom Leisure’s best efforts to prioritize repair work, the pool could not yet reopen safely.

Councilor Martin Osborne, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committees, said: “We appreciate that people want to get back to swimming at Prince Regent as soon as possible, but the safety of residents must be our top priority.

“We want to make sure the repairs are done thoroughly and everything is tested before we reopen.

“The damage was serious, but thanks to the efforts of the electricians, we have now put the power back into the building and we are working to connect the systems and test the circuit boards.”

It is expected that the complex will reopen by the end of June.

Further swimming opportunities are available at the King Alfred Leisure Center and St Luke’s Pool.

The council said that while the Prince Regent was out of action, Freedom Leisure, which runs the recreation centers, has moved as many swimming lessons and clubs to these pools as possible.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 12:52:10