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Plan for city centre pool complex

A Leicester firm wants to build a swimming pool on the site of a former hosiery firm in the city centre.

Bowbridge Group has submitted plans for the 25m pool along with a bowling alley and flats in a 200m project.

The development, if approved, would be built on the site of the former Corah building, which employed hundreds of workers in the 1980s.

Leicester has not had a city centre swimming pool since St Margaret's Baths closed in 2000.

Carol Lister of the Leicester City Swimming Club said: "I think it is an excellent idea - although I am not sure how many people will be able to use it if it is a private facility but it will be a good facility to have in Leicester. It is a long time coming."

A city council spokesman said the outline planning application was still in its early stages.



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