Afan Lido planning application
A planning application has been submitted for the new Afan Lido
Corban Developments will now progress with detailed designs and
specification works for the facility.
The aim is for construction to start early in the New Year and
it's estimated that the project will take about 15 months to
This follows the Council's Cabinet endorsement of the
recommendations of the cross-party Scrutiny Task and Finish Group,
established to look into the replacement for the Afan Lido, which
was destroyed by fire in December 2009.
The budget for the whole project is £13.4 million and will be
built on the Hollywood Park site, next to the cinema on Aberavon
Seafront, will feature:
- 8 lane, 25metres swimming pool with boom and moveable
- Learner/splash pool
- 100 seat wet-side spectator gallery
- Wet & dry side changing facilities
- Indoor children's soft play area
- Community meeting rooms
- Youth club facility
- 100 station fitness suite
- Combined dance studio/dojo
- Spin room
- 4 court sports hall with seating for 100 spectators (6
courts if possible)
If the cost of a 6 court option is within budget then a second
planning application will be submitted to build the larger
The design features an iconic 'wave roof' to reflect its seafront
location. Priority will be given to achieving a building of
the highest environmental and energy efficiency standards and also
to minimise future maintenance and repairs.
Leader of Neath Port Talbot, Ali Thomas said: "This project is
now gaining a tremendous amount of momentum in coming to fruition.
This will be a wonderful, iconic twenty first century facility we
can all be proud of and will be a focal point in enhancing our
strategy and vision for regenerating the whole area."