The new sports hall is open in one of the oldest schools of Kazan — high school with in-depth study of the English language number 18. The gym is built entirely at the expense of the company, "Al-Kom." Charity project cost of 28.5 million rubles.
Construction of a 2-story outhouse to the school, decorated in the style of the 2013 Universiade, was started in January 2012 and completed in March of this year. The building has an area of about 600 square meters. m changing rooms, shower rooms, coaching. This room is fully equipped with sports equipment.
It should be noted that since its inception in 1959, the school has been without a gym, and physical education classes were held either in the street or in unsuitable premises. This is due to the fact that the school is located in a historic building that is the subject of the cultural heritage of national importance. Before the revolution it was Kazan female diocesan school.
Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin recalled that the construction of 2-storey building gym on such a small area (18 th school is located in the historic center of the city, on ul.Butlerova) is highly questionable, but the urgency of the problem required a decision.