Dumfries' flagship leisure centre, DG One, will now cost up to £10 million to repair. It is due to remain closed for longer than was first expected, and work is not due to begin until this Autumn.
Matthew Taylor reports.
Dumfries' flagship leisure centre, DG One, will now cost up to £10 million to repair.
The sport and leisure complex was closed last October to inspect defects.
The council blames the faults on the company that built DG One, Kier Construction, and is continuing with legal proceedings against it to reclaim costs.
But Keir Construction says it won't comment while inspections are being carried out.
The Council says work on the leisure centre won't start until the autumn, as they will now put the repair work out to a tendering process.
A flagship leisure centre in Dumfries and Galloway is set to remain closed for longer than expected.
The DG One facility in Dumfries, which opened seven years ago, has been shut for four months to allow major repairs.
But the work has been delayed and it's thought a further 13 months of work will be needed before the swimming pool can re-open.
Police say they need to close the main route to the Stranrear ports for three hours to allow recovery of an HGV which ran off the roadway yesterday afternoon. The A75 will be closed between Newton Stewart and Kirkcowan from 7pm. Diversions will be in place.