Dukeries Leisure Centre, Ollerton

Making a splash: Plans for a new 20m swimming pool in Ollerton emerge from lockdown

Box Architects have been working with Total Swimming on the pool for Dukeries Leisure Centre. And despite working remotely, we’ve achieved full planning permission from Newark and Sherwood District Council.

It will be the fifth swimming pool to be created for Total Swimming, the organisation that uses state-of-the-art permanent and temporary pools to offer swimming for all. Featuring new changing facilities and a link to the existing sports centre, the new facility will replace the pool at nearby Dukeries Academy School.

Councillor Roger Jackson, chairman of the district council’s leisure and environment committee, said: “Ollerton and Boughton is the largest population centre in Sherwood and the existing leisure facilities simply will not accommodate the needs of the growing number of inhabitants.

“Swimming is an important skill to be taught from a young age and the new pool will ensure that the facility can be enjoyed for generations, improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the area.”

Box and Total Swimming have previously collaborated on pools in Andover, Dagenham and Rainham.

“Swimming is an important skill to be taught from a young age and the new pool will ensure that the facility can be enjoyed for generations, improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the area.”

Cllr Roger Jackson, Newark and Sherwood District Council