Commonwealth Pool, Scottish Swimming, Photos, Architect, Refurb, Address Royal Commonwealth Pool : Information + Images
Modern Sports Building, Edinburgh, Scotland - design by RMJM
20 Mar 2012
Commonwealth Pool Edinburgh
Royal Commonwealth Pool Renewal
The building has now reopened in plenty of time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The key element of the venue renewal is the upgraded 50m pool.
building image © Adrian Welch
New features include:-
- 25m diving pool with a moveable floor
- teaching pool
- large gym
- new reception
- changing rooms
International standard swimming pool
Location: 21 Dalkeith Road, southeast Edinburgh
Phone: 0131 667 7211
The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh is to reopen to the public at the end of March 2012.
pool photo from RMJM
Architect: Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners
The Commonwealth Pool Edinburgh is open seven days a week
building image © Adrian Welch
The Royal Commonwealth Pool is the only 50-metre pool / Olympic size swimming pool in Edinburgh.
Photograph - J Dewar Photography:
Photograph - H Snoek Photography:
Images from RMJM
five images + credits above from RMJM 161008
Separate children's pool and diving pool, gym, saunas, fitness classes, martial arts, sports instruction, massage therapies, crèche, soft play area, baby changing facilities and café.
photo © Adrian Welch
Commonwealth Pool - Refurbishment
Commonwealth Pool Edinburgh architect : Robert Matthew
Robert Matthew: Johnson-Marshall & Partners
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Robert Matthew was London County Council Chief Architect. Working for the LCC made his name and he was instrumental in creating one of the UK's key 20th century buildings, New Zealand House off Pall Mall, London. Matthew had graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and he returned to Scotland in 1953.
Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners - RMJM (1956-) created some key Edinburgh buildings - notably the Commonwealth Pool and the landmark David Hume Tower. The latter was striking in that it invaded a formal Georgian Square, historic University quarter.
Like another key 20th century Scottish Architect - Isi Metzstein of GK&C - Robert Matthew became Edinburgh University Professor of Architecture.
Matthew worked briefly with another Scottish great, Basil Spence, on Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchestown, Glasgow.
Commonwealth Pool Refurbishment designer : S&P Architects
No larger images - thumbnails only
building images by Adrian Welch
Money for Royal Commonwealth Pool refurbishment confirmed Feb 2008
Commonwealth Pool context : Pollock Halls
Key Edinburgh building by RMJM: Scottish Parliament
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Royal Commonwealth Pool Building : page - adrian welch / isabelle lomholt