Proposed designs for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been unveiled for public consultation.
The centre, which will host the swimming and diving events for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, includes a 50m Olympics-sized competition swimming pool, a 25m diving pool, a studio pool and 1,000 spectator seats.
Other facilities detailed within the plans include a dry-dive facility, a 108-station gym, a 25-station ladies-only gym, three activity studios, an 8-court sports hall, an indoor cycling studio, a sauna/steam room and a café.
The site, at Londonderry Playing Fields, will also include 450 on-site car parking spaces, a football pitch and changing facilities, an improved urban park and children’s play area.
Following the conclusion of the Games the centre is intended to become a world-class leisure facility for Sandwell residents.
John Crabtree, OBE, chair of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee said: “The 2022 Commonwealth Games is an event for the whole West Midlands region. "The Sandwell Aquatics Centre is the only brand new sporting facility planned for the Games and it’s so important that we not only have the best possible swimming and diving facilities to use in the summer of 2022 but the aquatics centre and the whole site will provide the best possible facilities for local people for years to come.
“This consultation is another positive step towards 2022 - sharing ideas with the local community and getting their valuable feedback on exactly what is proposed for this site. If you live in Sandwell, please take this opportunity to have your say on the plans.”