This covered swimming pool was designed to Olympic standards to provide for training and competitive events. The building contains separate swimming and diving pools and a teaching pool, together with seating for 1,700 spectators. It was opened by HRH Princess Anne at the start of the Commonwealth Games in 1970.

Since then it has proved highly successful both for the many competitions which have been held there and for its wider use as Edinburgh’s principal public pool.

The building was granted listed status in 1996 as “an outstanding piece of architecture”.


1970: RIBA Regional Award
1970: Structural Steel Design Award
1972: Civic Trust Award

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sector: Sport
Status: Completed