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A temporary Olympic-sized swimming pool will be built in Dumfries when DG One closes for urgent repairs, and work will take nearly 18 months.
The council is suing the builders of the DG One Complex for £6 million.
Many people are angry that the leisure centre will be shut, just four years after it was built.
Matthew Taylor reports:
Following a committee meeting in Dumfries, it has been announced that DG One is expected to close for remedial works in June 2014.
The decision to erect a temporary swimming pool in the ice-bowl car park was agreed unanimously by all councillors at the meeting.
They also agreed to bring Loreburn Hall back into use to house the fitness suite from DG One.
The proposal was put forward by Area Chair, Councillor Gill Dykes and seconded by Councillor Colin Smyth.
Councillors in Dumfries have agreed to a temporary swimming pool being erected in the town to minimise the impact of the closure of the DG One leisure complex for improvement works.
The new pool will be situated at the Ice Bowl car park and the fitness suite will be sited in the Loreburn Hall on Newall Terrace.
The council has agreed to spent £500,000 on bringing the hall up to a suitable standard for purpose and on 'uplifting' the fitness suite from DG One.