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Work on Aberdeen aquatics centre under way

Artist's impression of the pool
Image caption The centre will feature a 50m pool and diving facilities

Work on a multi-million-pound Aberdeen aquatics centre has got under way.

The joint venture, between the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and sportscotland, will include a 50m pool.

The centre - which is set to open in 2014 - is the second phase of the major Aberdeen Sports Village development.

David Beattie, chief executive of Aberdeen Sports Village, said: "We are delighted to announce the commencement of work."

The work is being carried out by Graham Construction after taking possession of the site of the former Linksfield Academy.

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