A Chester school is to get a new state-of-the-art swimming pool encased in a timber, steel and glass pool-house, according to the Chester Chronicle.
The £700,000 project to re-build the existing pool at the Queens Lower School has already begun and will offer pupils a building to be proud of on completion.
The work is being carried out by James Carroll builders and involves retaining the existing pool, but re-structuring the building that houses it.
"One wall will be almost completely glass fronted while the rest will be finished in steel and facing brick," the projects senior estimator Malcolm Clayfield told the local newspaper.
"The school hasnt been able to use the pool for some time which has been a shame for the pupils but by the time weve finished in February they will have a wonderful building and facilities."
The eco-friendly building reflects a growing trend in the residential market for building bespoke conservatories and pool-houses using green technology.
An environmentally friendly conservatory is often a great way of adding space and value to a home.