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Royal Commonwealth Pool

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The Royal Commonwealth Pool is a category-A-listed building in St Leonard's, Edinburgh, Scotland that houses one of Scotland's main swimming pools. It is usually referred to simply as the Commonwealth Pool and known colloquially as the 'Commie'. History The pool was commissioned by the Council under a plan by the then Lord Provost, Sir Herbert Archbold Brechin in 1966 as part of a wider project to bring the Commonwealth Games to Edinburgh. This, with the help of other committee members such as Sir John Inch, came to fruition in October 1969. Construction began in 1967 and was completed in October 1969. The architecture was by Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall with structural input from Ove Arup & Partners. The pool was used for elite diving events hosted in Edinburgh, also being used for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the inaugural 2018 European Championships, both hosted in Glasgow. The pool was closed 2009 to 2012 for major internal remodelling. Architectural award
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