Contract bid selected for expansion of Herning pool, groundbreaking in October

The planned expansion of the aquatic center in Herning, Denmark, host of last December’s European Short Course Championships, has selected a construction bid, and all signs point to construction beginning this fall.

The pool was originally built as two short-course meters tanks made from pieces of the London Olympic and Barcelona World Champs pools. The longstanding plan has been to expand the facility to a long-course format after the European Championships, and that task appears to be moving forward. C.C. Contractor’s bid was selected, and the organization plans to break ground on the expansion this October.

The bid comes to about $67 million, and will make the facility the largest indoor pool in Denmark. Tentative plans have it reopening in October of 2015.

You can read about the bid selection in this article from Danish site AOH.dk, in its original Danish. According to the article, the expanded pool will feature spectator seating for 200 on one side, with space for an additional 400 spectator seats to be set up on the other side.

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Jared Anderson just can’t stay away from the pool. A competitive career of almost two decades wasn’t enough for this Minnesotan, who continues to get his daily chlorine fix. A lifelong lover of writing, Jared now combines the two passions as Senior Reporter for SwimSwam.com, covering swimming at every level. He’s an …

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