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GALLERY: La Vallette development on track for Easter opening

GALLERY: La Vallette development on track for Easter opening

Wednesday 01 December 2021

GALLERY: La Vallette development on track for Easter opening

Wednesday 01 December 2021


The redevelopment of facilities at La Vallette Bathing Pools is nearing completion.

The charity leading the ambitious project - Vive La Vallette - is excited about opening the new community space in spring 2022.

Vive La Vallette was set up in 2019 with the intention of wholly redeveloping the facilities which serve the children's and ladies' pools. 

Its vision is that "the Bathing Pools will become a vibrant destination where everyone can feel welcome and valued...a place where people's lives are improved".

You can see the latest images of the project in construction by clicking on the arrows next to the picture at the bottom of this page.

Community lead for Vive La Vallette, Helen Bonner-Morgan, said: “The build process is going really well. There have been a few material issues, but that’s just meant we’ve had to rearrange a few things in terms of sequence. The builders should be off by the end of March with a view to opening in April."

The project has been funded by more than £1million of public and corporate donations and £300,000 from the States. 

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Pictured: An artist's impression of the completed project, which Vive La Vallette hopes to open in April next year.

The community is being invited to get involved with the latest fund-raising initiative - sponsored cladding.

“We’re asking for pledges for pieces of cladding that will adorn the front of the changing rooms,” said Ms Bonner-Morgan.

Minimum pledges are £500 for a piece of cladding engraved with the name of a group or individual, which will be maintained permanently on the new building. 

“All these names will form a rhythm and texture along the front of the changing rooms," said Ms Bonner-Morgan.

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Pictured: The cladding, which will require little to no maintenance, is being used to raise money for the charity behind the redevelopment project. 

The redeveloped facility will feature a community café and modern changing spaces. All money generated by it will be ploughed back into the charity.

“We’re building a space that the community will effectively use as they wish,” said Ms Bonner-Morgan.

You can donate to the project or pitch a community idea for the new facility ONLINE HERE. 

Picture credit: Chris George Photography, DLM Architects and Elliott Crockett (the Drone Ranger).

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