Derby

Asbestos find delays Buxton pool revamp

Refurbishment work at Buxton swimming pool has been delayed again after asbestos was found at the site.

High Peak Borough Council's £2m project was due to be completed in June, but was put back when the structure was found to need more extensive repairs.

A revised completion date of September was announced, but that is likely to be pushed back because of the asbestos, which was found beneath the pool.

Council leader Tony Ashton described the news as "disappointing".

He said: "Although invasive survey work had been undertaken to establish the extent of asbestos in the building, the asbestos under the pool itself could not have been discovered before the stripping out work was started."

The Health and Safety Executive has been notified, and discussions are ongoing with contractors to set a new completion date.

The refurbishment scheme includes new changing facilities, new windows and a gym.

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