Birmingham is the largest Metropolitan local authority in Great Britain with a reputation for staging successful international sporting events.
Unfortunately, this does not include events which require a 50-metre swimming pool.
Swimming is a key focus activity for Birmingham City Council, supported by a policy of increasing fitness levels. Swimming is the most successful of all the activities and a 50-metre pool would encourage the next generation to become involved.
In addition to the competitive element, local personalities who win medals in sporting events encourage people to become involved in sport.
Birmingham is surrounded by a network of canals and has a history as a strong swimming competing city.
Without a 50-metre pool, the city is at a serious disadvantage. A 50-metre pool designed for the city would be a benefit. multi-flexible pool, with the facility of being divided into various sections and heights, enabling a range of abilities to use it.
The aim would be to provide lane swimming for serious swimmers, splash pools for recreation, and shallow pools for learners.
It could also be used as a 30-metre pool for men?s water polo and a 25-metre pool for women?s polo. This would provide facilities in one venue for family and club use.
Birmingham is at the crossroads of the motorway, rail and canal network and this would provide an opportunity for visitors from the surrounding areas to
There will obviously be an economic benefit, with visitors using the facilities and spending.
The design could facilitate a versatility which would involve the pool?s depth being interchangeable, to suit whoever is using it.
This would position Birmingham as a futuristic city, having appropriate facilities equivalent to its status.