The planned upgrades to the home of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships originally proposed earlier this year have been approved.
The Tollcross International Swimming Center in Glasgow, Scotland, is set to undergo a £6million ($7.4m) worth of improvements beginning early 2017 to help prepare for the hosting 2018 European Championships. Roof replacement, new mechanical and electrical equipment as well as internal fabric and structural repairs are reportedly included in the 2017 construction endeavor. More efficient systems will also be installed, helping extend the life of the property.
Glasgow Life chairman Archie Graham said: “Tollcross International Swimming Centre is a venue of which Glaswegians should be proud and these improvement works will allow Tollcross to uphold its reputation as a world-class facility. The investment will have a positive impact in both the local and the national level.
“By carrying out these works now, we are ensuring the venue will continue to be enjoyed by the local community in decades to come as well as supporting local and national economies by continuing to attract high profile national and international events.” (Evening Times)
The facility is no stranger to upgrades, as, in anticipation of the Commonwealth Games, a £14m ($19.5 million) extension to the building was completed in May 2013 after 19 months of construction. A 50 meter warm-up pool was included in that phase of improvement.