Wildern School pool to be refurbished

Forty-year-old community swimming pool to undergo extensive makeover

Planning permission has been granted for an extensive refurbishment of the main swimming pool at Wildern School in Hedge End.

As part of the project, the popular community swimming facility will benefit from a complete overhaul of its roof and the addition of new spectator seating.

Work will also be carried out to enhance both the external and internal appearance of the 40-year-old building, in part created by the addition of coloured translucent panels to filter light and block direct views from outside the building.

The project is being supported by Eastleigh Borough Council, in partnership with the Wildern Academy Trust. Architects RHP developed the initial designs.

The planning application was approved by Hedge End, West End and Botley Local Area Committee.