Demolition of Scarborough’s former indoor swimming pool is set to begin “soon”.

Scarborough’s former indoor swimming pool at Ryndle Crescent is demolished.

Work to remove the 48-year-old venue at Ryndle Crescent, which sat vacant for four years following the opening of Scarborough Sports Village, was approved in November 2021.

The approved work included the removal of asbestos from the building, which Cllr Siddons said in its latest update was completed at a full council meeting on Tuesday.

The works also include the demolition of foundations and the pool structure.

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Inside the former indoor pool, the foundations of which will be removed in the course of the work.

Contractors are now waiting for Northern Powergrid to disconnect the former indoor pool from the grid before demolition work begins.

“The plan is to clear this site and clean it up with some grass,” Cllr Siddons said.

“At the same time, we are in talks with a number of potential investors interested in this site, but no formal agreement has been reached.”

Cllr Siddons reiterated that the authority was considering fencing off the area after councilors raised concerns about anti-social behavior and that the open country could attract itinerant communities.

The plans are part of a broader regeneration plan for Scarborough’s North Bay, known as Sands Development.

It includes replacing the site fences surrounding the former Atlantis water park and restroom renovations at the Northstead Upper parking lot, which opened last year.

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