Leading construction firm Willmott Dixon is undertaking work on a new swimming pool for the University of Surrey.
Willmott Dixon began excavating the 50-metre pool last month, which will form the focal point of the university’s new Sports Park complex.
The commencement of construction work at the site is the start of a wider project to deliver a new sports centre that will also feature eight squash courts, three sports halls, a new gym, eight floodlit tennis courts and two outdoor artificial pitches.
Commenting on the project, Mark Tant, managing director of Willmott Dixon’s office in Cobham, said the pool would be a “star attraction”.
“If you located the ten nearest internationally-sized 50-metre swimming pools from London, seven would be in Paris,” he said.
“That’s why this is so important and we are proud that Surrey University has made us responsible for delivering it.”
Willmott Dixon is one of Britain’s largest privately owned construction firms.