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University of Birmingham


Birmingham City Council



Project Details:

50m x 17m competition pool with a large movable floor and a traversable boom to facilitate multiple aquatic sports and fitness activities.

Our Role:

Design and specification of the pool water treatment system, 25m movable floor and a traversable boom; site monitoring of installation and commissioning works.

Design Team

Project Manager:

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands


Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands with S&P Architects

Quantity Surveyor:

Robinson Low Frances

Structural Engineer:


M & E Engineers:

Couch Perry Wilkes

Pool Consultant:

Devin Consulting

Birmingham's only 50m pool

At University of Birmingham, treated water circulation within the pool takes account of the movable floor and the traversable boom, and the routing of all pipework is such that no pipework is buried underneath the pool tank.  The water treatment system incorporates PAC flocculation, medium rate filtration on single grade sand beds, photo-oxidation using ultraviolet radiation, heating, pH control and residual disinfectant control using chlorine