The Minister for Sport, the Hon. Steven Linares led a delegation to the Myrtha Pools Headquarters in Castiglione della Stiviere, Mantova, Italy. Myrtha have been contracted to construct and install the 52m swimming pool at the Lathbury Sports Complex and the visit was an opportunity to witness the design, engineering and manufacturing processes.

The delegation also included the Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Reagan Lima, Gibraltar Joinery and Building Services Ltd Charles Savignon and Gavin Santos from the Gibraltar Amateur Swimming Association. The party also had a chance to go on site at Bocconi University in Milan where Myrtha are also building a similar pool to the one they will install in Gibraltar.

Minister Linares is delighted with the outcome of the visit adding that:

Whilst we had every confidence in the professionalism and track record of Myrtha Pools, meeting them has further cemented the opinion that we have contracted the world leader in competition pool construction. The visit to the different construction sites as well as the headquarters and manufacturing plants has provided GJBS with invaluable information and an opportunity to visualise what to date can only be seen on architect diagrams. However, what I am most happy with is the fact that our Myrtha colleagues have Brexit very much at their forefront of their planning process. After lengthy discussions I am happy to confirm that delivery of the swimming pool components will start in the next ten days with every item down to the last screw delivered on site well before the 29th March, 2019.


Minister for Sport the Hon. Steven Linares observing the Myrthr pool construction facility.

Gibraltar delegation at Myrtha Headquarters