Safety concerns spark demolition work at Elland Swimming Baths

An exterior view of Elland Swimming Baths which is to be demolished due to safety concerns

An exterior view of Elland Swimming Baths which is to be demolished due to safety concerns

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Work is starting today to demolish Elland Swimming Baths as fears grow over the safety of the Victorian building.

Severe structural deterioration at the pool has forced Calderdale Council to take immediate action following an inspection by officials last week which showed that the eastern gable wall, overlooking Huddersfield Road, is continuing to move, raising concerns over a risk to the public.

The Council had to close the pool in December 2011 due to serious structural defects, and has continued to regularly monitor the building which is over 100-years-old.

 

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