Cambridge to benefit from Perse swimming pool plan

Architect illustration of proposed swimming pool

The Perse School has been granted planning permission to build a swimming pool, sports hall and climbing wall that will benefit the local community, as well as Perse pupils.

The new facilities, which include a six-lane 25-metre pool, will be built over the next two to three years at the school’s Hills Road campus.

As well as establishing new swimming facilities for Perse children to benefit from, the pool will also be used by children from the wider Cambridge community, helping hundreds of children to learn the important life skill of swimming in years to come.

In addition to the pool, which it’s hoped will receive a BREEAM ‘excellent’ accreditation for energy efficiency, the school has also received planning permission for a new sports centre and climbing wall, which will be used for a wide range of activities.

Architect illustration of proposed climbing wall
Architect illustration of proposed sports centre

Perse Bursar Alison Shakespeare said: “We are really pleased that we can progress this exciting project as we recognise the positive impact this will have for Perse pupils and also families across the city who will be able to use our new facilities.

“Our Perse outdoor pursuits department is excited to bring their canoe training on-site and our sports staff can’t wait to make good use of the new sports centre.

“As a school, we recognise that being active and living healthy lives is an important part of supporting the wellbeing of our Perse community and those that live and work in Cambridge.


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