RG Falla is the Principal Contractor for the redevelopment of the La Vallette Bathing Pools. The project is due for completion at the end of May 2022.
Vive La Vallette LBG is a Guernsey charity established in 2019 to reinvigorate the facilities serving the bathing pools at La Vallette. Their vision is for the bathing pools to become a vibrant destination where everyone can feel welcome and valued. A place where people’s lives are improved.
The regenerated building will provide a welcoming destination with an emphasis on the following:- Health and Wellbeing; Education; Celebrating the rich history of Bathing Pools; Sustainability and the Environment and Social Interaction. The enhanced facility will bring new life to this area after years of neglect.
The historic bathing pools have offered residents in Guernsey the opportunity for safe, saltwater swimming since 1865 and soon, Islanders and visitors will be able to enjoy a modernised area created for the benefit of the community.
The project includes a modern multi-use building with changing rooms and showers and a café with indoor seating and a balcony with additional seats overlooking the pool. A glassed room on top of the café is intended to provide a flexible-use space where community groups can offer activities that promote health and wellbeing.
Quote from Chris Croft, Site Manager, ”This has been a challenging build, but it’s been great to be part of such an interesting project that is going to benefit the community”.