WORK to replace slippery tiles at the city's swimming pool is set to begin this month.

Contractors will replace the tiles at Perdiswell Leisure Centre swimming pool beginning in the changing rooms and then moving to the pool which will close for three months.

The work gets underway on Monday, May 9 when the swimming pool will remain open but there will be changes to the changing room.

The swimming pool, on Bilford Road, will be closed from Monday, June 20 until Monday, September 12, however, swimming lessons will carry on at different venues.

A spokesperson from Perdiswell Leisure Centre said: "The first phase of the work between 9th May and 20th June will see the wet-side changing village closed for the tile refurbishment.

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"During this time both swimming pools will remain open.

"All swim participants will be required to enter through the front entrance and the dry side male and female changing rooms will be available for customers before and after swimming unless stated otherwise on the timetable.

"In some cases where swimming lessons are taking place, we will be asking all other customers to arrive beach ready and use of the dry side changing rooms will be prohibited."

There will be signage in place at the leisure centre to remind and direct all customers to the correct changing rooms. 

Customers attending dry areas of the leisure centre such as the gym, classes, main hall or outdoor pitches will be required to use changing rooms at a different part of the building.

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A spokesperson from Perdiswell Leisure Centre added: "The second phase of the refurbishment will commence from 20th June 2022 with a planned reopening date of 12th September 2022.

"During this period the pool hall tiles will be replaced.

"Since our first announcement in January, we have been working hard behind the scenes to secure water space with other local swimming pool providers during this period.

"We are delighted to confirm we have secured water space for a significant proportion of our Learn to Swim programme at New College Worcester and Worcester Citizens Pool and we have also allocated casual swimming times at the New College Worcester, for those who enjoy lane swimming and aqua aerobics too.

"We are also negotiating with other local venues and we will provide a further update on this as soon as possible."