Commonwealth Pool Scotland

Project Location


Main Contractor

Graham construction

Project Background

The Royal Commonwealth Swimming Pool in Edinburgh, one of Scotlands main swimming pools housed in a Grade-A listed building, was closed for refurbishment in August 2009 to repair unsuitable facilities. The project in total cost £37.18 million and includes new 82 ft diving and teaching pools, plus refurbishment of the café, reception, changing rooms and the main, Olympic sized swimming pool. The refurbished pool reopened to the public on the 21st March 2012.


The pool will be used as one of the main training sites for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


  • Silicone 825 Black – A 3mm bead was used on all windows and doors from glass to timber frame both externally and internally.
  • Puraflex K11 White – A 5mm bead was used on expansion joints and applied on all door frames in chlorinated areas.
  • Stayseal NP 75 White – A 3mm bead was used from the top of every skirting tile to wall in all pool and wet areas.
  • Silicone S50 White – This was used in all sanitay areas, internal corners and IPS panels in all first floor, dry area toilets.
  • Silicone 450 White – This was used on all mirrors in the wet areas.
  • Silicone 825 Grey – This was used on external louvers and door thresholds.
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Project Start Date


Project Completion Date

March 2012

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