From: Heidi Emery
Why do we need a brand new Sovereign Centre?
During the Motcombe Pool temporary closure I had to use the Sovereign Centre. The pool facilities are excellent and do not appear to be that old. Surely refurbishing the existing interior would be cheaper than a new build. There is a high chance the estimate quoted bears no resemblance to reality, as has happened with the Congress theatre improvements. I hope those who can challenge this will do so.
Plus where will all the customers go during a rebuild? Motcombe Pool could not even attempt to accommodate so many customers.
Disruption could be significantly reduced by systematically refurbishing different sections of the existing centre, whilst ensuring continuous customer use.