Dundee’s Lochee Leisure Centre is to undergo a major upgrade after almost £1m in funding was committed by the city council.

The centre, which is managed by Leisure and Culture Dundee, will be closed for six months while £941,000 of work is carried out at the swimming pool.

New changing facilities and a refurbishment of the sauna system are among the works to be carried out.

Extra swimming lessons will be offered once work is complete.

While the centre is closed, between 25 May and 12 December, increased provision will be available at the St Paul’s Swim and Sport Centre, the Olympia, and Grove Academy pools, with sauna provision at Douglas Sports Centre.

Leisure and Culture Dundee issued an apology for any inconvenience caused.