Designs have been revealed for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre which will be the home of the Commonwealth Games in the Black Country.

The centre is opening for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2020, the centre will be able to hold around about 1,000 spectators.

A 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool and 25m diving pool feature in the facility which will become a leisure centre in Smethwick after the Games have taken place.

Alongside the swimming pools, the centre will have a dry-dive area which allows people to try competition flips and jumps into a foam pit.

There will also be a gym at the Aquatics Centre featuring more than 100 pieces of equipment and a separate ladies gym. There will also be three studios, an eight-court sports hall, indoor cycling studio, sauna/steam room and a café.

The site, at Londonderry Playing Fields, will also include a 450 on-site car parking spaces, a football pitch and changing facilities.

Sandwell Council leader, Councilor Steve Eling, said “Its exciting for us to be hosting a major international event while creating a building that’s going to deliver world-class leisure opportunities for local people”.


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