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Corby is new home of Olympic-sized pool

Contractor Willmott Dixon started work this week on an Olympic-sized swimming pool for the town of Corby in the East Midlands.

The £19.8M design and build contract is one of the first national spin-offs from London’s Olympic win, which promised better sporting facilities around the country.When completed in 2009, Corby-East Midlands International Pool will be used by Olympic hopefuls to practice for the 2012 Games.

Architect for the scheme is S&P Architects, which is working on the 2012 Aquatic Centre.

“That’s why it’s so important,” said Peter Owen, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the Midlands. “If you located the 10 nearest internationally-sized 50-metre swimming pools from London, seven would be in Paris!”

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