Coral Reef closure costs Bracknell Forest Council more than £500,000

A swimming pool at Coral Reef Coral Reef first opened in October 1989

The temporary closure of a leisure centre will cost a council more than £500,000 in repairs and lost income.

Coral Reef in Bracknell, Berkshire, closed on 8 December after the building was found to have structural problems.

Bracknell Forest Council identified some of the building's bolts had "stress corrosion cracking".

Councillor Iain McCracken said the building's design is unique in the UK and the problem requires a "complex, bespoke solution".

The council estimates the closure will cost £440,000 in lost income, with repairs costing about £90,000.

A spokeswoman said Coral Reef, which includes swimming pools and water slides, will reopen on Good Friday, 29 March.

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