Lucan swimming pool may be operational by the end of 2019

The Lucan swimming pool could be operational by the end of 2019, the Lucan area committee of South Dublin County Council heard this week.

The Mayor, Councillor Paul Gogarty, had tabled a question asking the Chief Executive “for a further update on the Lucan Swimming Pool project, including draft dates for sod-turning, commencement of construction, completion and opening, as well as providing any details of plans to maximise energy efficiency and energy self-sufficency, including the provision of electric car charging points, given the anticipated increased uptake of EVs in the near future?”

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The council replied that the fire safety and disability access certificates were submitted on October 13.

The Pre-qualification process for the main contractor and reserved specialists is due to commence early in December.

 Final tender documents will be complete and requests for tender are due to be made at the end of February 2018.

The tender process will take six weeks to complete.On conclusion of the tender process a Tender Report will be prepared and issued to the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport for final approval.

Once this approval is received the contractor will be appointed and work will begin. This start date is dependent on the Department’s approval, but is estimated at June 2018.The project will take 12 to 18 months to complete and fit out ready for operation by the end of 2019.

The council added that the pool is being designed “to the nearly Zero Energy standard”.

It will be the first public swimming pool in Ireland to attain this standard. In relation to electric car charging points, the council said that they are “currently being considered in an overall plan for the roll-out of electric vehicle charging points at public buildings in the county”.

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