Swimming pool in Brighton remains closed after flooding caused 'significant damage'

A flood over the Easter weekend has meant the Prince Regent Swimming Complex in Brighton has not be able to reopen as planned.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 4:22 pm
The Prince Regent Swimminf Complex remains closed

In an update issued today, Freedom Leisure said its staff were working to relocate as many swimming lessons and clubs to other leisure centres in the city, all of which can be used by Prince Regent members. It advised people to email about membership queries as the centre's team is not allowed access to the site and therefor are unable to answer phone calls/

A Freedom Leisure spokesman said: "Unfortunately, due to extensive flooding at Prince Regent Swimming Complex, it wasn't possible to reopen the centre in line with the government’s roadmap on Monday 12 April.

"The flood took place over the Easter weekend causing significant damage, and will require extensive repairs before it will be safe for residents to use the facilities.

"We understand this will be a disappointment to those that use the facilities, but Prince Regent members are able to access the other six leisure centres and gyms in the city which opened as expected on April 12.

"These include King Alfred Leisure Centre and St. Lukes Swimming Pool and customers that would normally swim at Prince Regent are able to use these facilities in the interim.

"We are also working towards relocating as many swimming lessons and clubs as is possible to these pools, to limit the inconvenience to their customers."

An exact timetable for the works was still to be determined but every effort would be made to enable re-opening on May 17, the spokesman said.