Barrhead Foundry to undergo upgrade

Work on the Foundry will begin later this year.
Work on the Foundry will begin later this year.

Barrhead Foundry is set to undergo a £2.2 million upgrade of its swimming pool, health suite and changing rooms.

The refurbishment will create a new changing village with better quality cubicles and lockers, and new showers and toilets.

Improvements to the swimming pool aim to give better water quality and bathing conditions, with new tiling and energy efficient lighting.The health suite will also be upgraded, along with a refurbished changing area for gym users.

Tony Buchanan, East Renfrewshire Council leader, said: “We are committed to providing quality facilities for our residents to allow them to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle.

“This significant upgrade at the Barrhead Foundry pool will be fantastic and I can’t wait to see it completed. Once work is under way, every effort will be made to keep any disruption to a minimum and residents’ patience during this period is appreciated.”

The refurbishment will begin later this year and work on the pool and health suite is expected to be complete by summer 2018, while work on the gym changing area will be completed within three months.

All other facilities at Barrhead Foundry, which is operated by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL), will remain open as normal.

During the refurbishment swimming lessons will be transferred to Neilston Leisure Centre and ERCL will contact all customers to detail the changes

Anthony McReavy, ERCL chief executive, said: “When the work is completed, visitors to Barrhead Foundry pool will have a significantly improved facility to enjoy.

“It’s necessary to close the pool while this major refurbishment takes place but I can assure people that it will be well worth the wait. Visitors will notice a big difference in the quality of the pool, health suite and changing areas.”