A NEW £9.23m swimming centre is taking shape in Blackbird Leys.
Work on the new pools started in July last year and is still on target to finish in December.
Yesterday the Oxford Mail was allowed to take pictures inside the Pegasus Road building for the first time since work began.
Pascal Roger, a site manager for construction firm Willmott Dixon, said: “The main pool is 80 per cent tiled now. It is just the floor to finish. We are due for completion in December and we are on target for that.”
The Oxford City Council pool is being built to replace Temple Cowley Pools and the existing Blackbird Leys Pool.
It will have an eight-lane, 25-metre pool, a teaching pool, soft play area and new changing facilities.
Steve Lee, spokesman for Fusion Lifestyle, which will manage the pools, said: “It will be a fantastic flagship facility for Oxford.”
Our top stories
8:30am Friday 3rd July 2015
DISABLED people are said to be living in fear of more cuts to their care and benefits as they struggle to cope with government changes.
5:45pm Friday 3rd July 2015
QUICK-THINKING builders helped save an Oxford property from being destroyed by fire after an iron was left on.
1:56pm Friday 3rd July 2015
Signalling problems are causing delays between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.
1:24pm Friday 3rd July 2015
A MAN pulled out a knife in front of two people in outside the Sainsbury’s in Cowley Road on Wednesday, police said.
1:13pm Friday 3rd July 2015
David Cameron observed a minute's silence for the victims of the Tunisia massacre while opening Chipping Norton medical centre.
11:03am Friday 3rd July 2015
Rail services will be affected by a planned strike by union members next week, First Great Western has confirmed.