Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry 50m pool plan approved by councillors

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Image caption The pool and sports village will be at the Alan Higgs Centre

Plans for a £17m Olympic-sized swimming pool and sports village in Coventry have been approved.

Councillors agreed that the pool, with 500 spectator seats, be built the Alan Higgs Centre.

The new plans mean the centre will lose its indoor football hall from October 2017 which is currently used by Coventry City Football Club Academy.

The charity that owns the Alan Higgs Centre will transfer the building to Coventry and Warwickshire Award Trust.

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The council will contribute £10.5m towards the project with the remaining funding being sought from external third party funding, the council said.

The new sports village in Allard Way, could open in late 2018.

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