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Old July 3rd, 2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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London's Lidos Come Alive

London's Lidos Come Alive





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LONDON LIDOS AND OPEN AIR POOLS

Brockwell Lido

Charlton Lido

Ealing Village Pool (private, for the use of residents only)

Finchley Lido Leisure Centre

Hampstead Mixed Pond

Highgate Ponds

Hampton Heated Open Air Pool

Hornsey: Park Road Pools

London Fields Lido, Hackney [reopening July 2006]

Oasis Swimming Pools, Central London

Parliament Hill Lido

Richmond Pools in the Park

The Serpentine Lido

Tooting Bec Lido

Trent Park Open-Air Pool (part of Middlesex University)

Future: A Floating Lido on the River Thames (proposed)


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Tooting Bec Lido the largest outdoor swimming pool in Europe. Redvelopment Plans.





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Old July 3rd, 2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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London Fields Lido Re-opening



Work to re-open London Fields Lido, which has been closed for nearly two decades, began in November 2005.

The £2.5 million Hackney-Council funded re-build will see it re-open during 2006 as London’s only 50 metre heated outdoor pool.

Hackney’s Mayor, Jules Pipe, and Cllr Nargis Khan, who holds the leisure brief, joined construction workers for the start of building work.



The re-opening of the Lido will be a real boost for swimmers as well as those who enjoy a warm summer’s day by the pool. However, the plans go one stage further. A seasonal roof will be fitted next winter to allow year round opening.

The project architects S&P have produced drawings to show residents how the new Lido will look. These will be displayed on boards at the site from January 2006.



The new Lido has been designed by architects S&P and is being built by R.Durtnell and Sons Ltd.

The Lido will be operated as part of the Council’s management of all of its leisure facilities which will be tendered later in 2006. It will be used by school children, swimmers, leisure users, pre-school children, and programmes will be available for other specific user groups encompassing all aspects of the community.

Reopening the Lido is an exciting project for Hackney, a host borough for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralymic Games, that will deliver a fantastic facility for local people with great potential for aspiring swimming champions.

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They're fantastic ideas and nice to see alot of new proposals and redevelopments. Here's another:

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From http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/5087764.stm

Listed lido to get major revamp

A south London lido is to undergo a multi-million pound refurbishment which will create 50 jobs.

Fusion, a not-for-profit leisure organisation, has signed a 25-year lease with Lambeth Council and will spend £2.5m on Brockwell Lido.

The Grade II listed building will retain original features in the revamp, which will include a spa, sauna, fitness suite and hydrotherapy pool.

The money means the lido will no longer be reliant on public funding.

The Heritage Lottery Fund will also give £500,000 to help redevelop the site, known affectionately in the area as "Brixton Beach".

Rob Pagano, general manager of Brockwell Lido, said they would be increasing the space around the pool to make room for a range of new facilities.

"[Lidos] are quite an expensive place to run and we really needed that investment," he said.

Mary Fogarty, together with the Brockwell Lido Users, fought to save the pool.

She told BBC London: "This was always here and then when I thought it was going to go, it was going to be a disaster.

'Fantastic news'

"It's a really great relief to know we are still going to have this pool - hopefully forever."

Peter Kay, chief executive of Fusion, said: "The lido has been the heartbeat of the community for many years, but the funding that has gone into the project was crucial to maintaining this position.

"When the new amenities are in place, Brixton Beach will become the multi-purpose facility it has always had the potential to be and a community to be proud of."

Councillor Lib Peck said securing the landmark's future was "fantastic news".
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Great News - I love stuff like this - it's what makes London such a great and unique city.
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Dated :28 Jun 2006



http://www.sportsmanagement.co.uk/ne...m?codeID=15828

Heritage Lottery Fund to support lido refurbishment

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced a major investment in two of the UK's most historic lidos.

The HLF will invest £1.38m to help refurbish both the Grade II-listed Uxbridge lido and the Sandford Parks lido, previously known as the Cheltenham Lido.

£1m will be made available to Hillingdon Borough Council for the refurbishment of the 1935 Uxbridge lido, which is currently unused. The redevelopment is part of a major project on the site, which includes the construction of a new sports complex.

The Sandford Parks lido is one of the most complete examples of its kind in the country, retaining nearly all of its original design details. It will receive a grant of £382,000. Details: www.hlf.org.uk

Photograph: the Uxbridge lido redevelopment is a key part of a larger sports complex
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 04:13 PM   #9
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Index of Lido's/pools open in the UK


Addlestone: Abbey Fit Sports Centre Pool, Surrey
Aldershot Lido, Hampshire
Arundel Open Air Pool, West Sussex
Ashburton: Open Air Swimming Pool, Devon
Ashby de la Zouch: Hood Park Leisure Centre, Leics.
Askham Swimming Pool, Cumbria
Aylesbury: Aqua Vale Swimming and Fitness Centre, Bucks
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool, Suffolk
Billinghay Community Swimming Pool, Lincs
Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool, Lincs.
Bovey Tracey Swimming Pool, Devon
Brightlingsea Open Air Pool, Essex
Brighton: Saltdean Lido, East Sussex
Brixham seawater swimming pool, Devon
Broxbourne Lido is an indoor pool
Brynamman Swimming Pool, Dyfed, Wales
Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool, Devon
Bude Open Air Pool, Cornwall
Burgess Hill: Aztec Lido, West Sussex
Cambridge: Jesus Green Pool, Cambs.
Castle Donington Community College Outdoor Pool, Derbyshire
Chagford Swimming Pool, Dartmoor, Devon
Chelmsford: Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, Essex
Cheltenham: Sandford Parks Lido, Gloucs.
Chesham Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Bucks.
Chipping Norton: The Lido, Oxfordshire
Chudleigh: Community Swimming Pool, Devon
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, Gloucs.
Clyst Hydon Swimming Pool, near Exeter, Devon
Cottenham Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Cambs.
Culgaith Swimming Pool, Cumbria
Daventry Outdoor Pool, Northamptonshire
Eversholt: Open Air Swimming Pool, Bedfordshire
Faringdon Open Air Pool, Oxfordshire
Faversham Swimming Pool, Kent
Gillingham Swimming Pool, Kent
Gourock Open Air Pool, Strathclyde, Scotland
Greystoke Swimming Pool, Cumbria
Guernsey: La Vallette Bathing Pools, Channel Is.
Guildford Lido, Surrey
Halesworth Outdoor Swimming Pool, Suffolk
Haltwhistle Swimming and Leisure Centre, Northumberland
Hathersage Open Air Heated Swimming Pool, Derbyshire
Hayle Swimming Pool, Cornwall
Helmsley Open Air Pool, N Yorkshire
Hemel Hempstead: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Herts.
Highley Pool, Shropshire
Highworth Recreation Centre, Wiltshire [closed for refurbishment]
Hilsea Lido, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Hitchin Swimming Centre, Hertfordshire
Hoddesdon Open Air Pool, Hertfordshire
High Wycombe: Holywell Mead Outdoor Swimming Pool, Bucks.
Huish Episcopi Sports Centre: Swimming Pool, Somerset
Hunsonby: Swimming Pool, Cumbria
Ilkley Pool and Lido, W Yorkshire
Ingleton Swimming Pool, N Yorkshire
Irvine: Magnum Leisure Centre, Ayrshire, Scotland
Ivybridge: South Dartmoor Leisure Centre Outdoor Pool, Devon
Jersey: Havre des Pas Swimming Pool, Channel Islands
Kenilworth: Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Warwickshire
Kingsteignton: Swimming Pool, Devon
Lazonby Swimming Pool, Cumbria
Letchworth Open Air Pool, Hertfordshire
Lewes: The Pells Outdoor Swimming Pool, E Sussex
London: Brockwell Lido LB Lambeth
London: Charlton Lido LB Greenwich
London: Ealing Village Pool (private, for the use of residents only) LB Ealing
Loondon: Finchley Lido Leisure Centre (coming soon)
London: Hampstead Mixed Pond LB Camden
London: Highgate Ponds LB Camden
London: Hampton Heated Open Air Pool LB Richmond-upon-Thames
London: Hornsey, Park Road Pools LB Haringey
London: London Fields Lido [Reopening July 2006]
London: Oasis Swimming Pool LB Camden
London: Parliament Hill Lido LB Camden
London: Richmond Pools in the Park) LB Richmond-upon-Thames
London: The Serpentine Lido LB Kensington & Chelsea
London: Southlands Lido is now a health spa. LB Bromley
London: Tooting Bec Lido LB Wandsworth
London: Trent Park Open-Air Pool (part of Middlesex University)
Lydney: Bathurst Swimming Pool, Gloucs.
Lymington: Seawater Baths, Hampshire
Maldon Marine Lake, Essex
Marbury Park Open Air Pool, Cheshire
Margate: The Lido is a night club, but the town has two tidal pools
Market Drayton Swimming Centre, Shropshire
Matlock Lido is an indoor pool
Metheringham: Swimming Pool, Lincolnshire
Milton Keynes: Wolverton Pool, Buckinghamshire
Moretonhampstead: Town Swimming pool, Devon
Nantwich Outdoor Brine Pool, Cheshire
Newbury: Northcroft Leisure Centre, Berkshire
New Cumnock Swimming Pool, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Oxford: Hinksey Pools, Oxfordshire
Penzance: Jubilee Pool, Cornwall
Peterborough Lido, Cambs.
Peterhead Lido is a beach
Petersfield Open Air Pool, Hampshire
Pittenweem Tidal Swimming Pool, Fife, Scotland
Plymouth: Mount Wise Swimming Pool, Devon
Plymouth: Tinside Lido, see also the tidal seawater pools on the Hoe
Portishead Open Air Pool, nr Bristol, Avon
Portsoy Open Air Pool, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Royston Outdoor Pool, Hertfordshire
St. Albans: Cottonmill Swimming Pool, Herts. [not open to the public]
Scarborough: Atlantis Water Park, N Yorkshire
Shaftesbury Swimming Pool, Dorset
Shap Swimming Pool, Cumbria
Shepton Mallet Outdoor Pool, Somerset
Skegness: Embassy Swimming Pool, Lincolnshire
Stanford Hall, Outdoor Pool, Notts.
Stanhope: Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool
Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Stenhousemuir: The Lido, Falkirk, Scotland
Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Gloucestershire
Street: Greenbank Swimming Pool, Somerset
Swansea: Blackpill Lido is now just a paddling pool
Teignmouth: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Devon
Theale Green Recreation Centre, near Reading, Berks.
Tollesbury: Woodup Pool, near Maldon, Essex
Tonbridge Swimming Pool, Kent
Topsham Pool, near Exeter, Devon
Wallingford: Riverside Pool, Oxfordshire
Ware: The Lido, Hertfordshire
Waterbeach: Barracks Outdoor Pool, Cambridgeshire
Wick: The Trinkie Outdoor Swimming Pool, Caithness, Scotland
Wiveliscombe Open Air Pool, Somerset
Woburn: Open Air Swimming Pool, Bedfordshire
Woodhall Spa Swimming Pool, Lincolnshire
Woodstock Open Air Pool, Oxfordshire
Worthing: The Lido
Wotton Outdoor Swimming Pool, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucs.

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pffft, you can't beat Ruislip Lido
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Tooting Bec Lido the largest outdoor swimming pool in Europe. Redvelopment Plans.
Will it be the largest swimming pool when finished? Or is it the largest single swimming pool? As we have far larger complexes here in Frankfurt alone, let along the rest of Europe (that pool looks really quite small). I have seen some giant swimming complexes in Spain.
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nooo they are lakes!
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Plymouths lido is the best ive ever seen
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superb idea !!!!! This is what London needs to be doing, in fact what all our cities need to be doing..thinking outside the box etc etc
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superb idea !!!!! This is what London needs to be doing, in fact what all our cities need to be doing..thinking outside the box etc etc.

As is usual with Plymouth there is a shortage of pics.



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Will it be the largest swimming pool when finished? Or is it the largest single swimming pool? As we have far larger complexes here in Frankfurt alone, let along the rest of Europe (that pool looks really quite small). I have seen some giant swimming complexes in Spain.
Many claim it is the largest single open-air pool in Europe (at 90m x 33m). Some say 'one of the largest', and I see one reference to it being the third largest.
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Will it be the largest swimming pool when finished? Or is it the largest single swimming pool? As we have far larger complexes here in Frankfurt alone, let along the rest of Europe (that pool looks really quite small). I have seen some giant swimming complexes in Spain.
Wandsworth Council claim it's the biggest in Europe on their website - whether it is or not I don't know.

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/Home/Le...ingBecLido.htm

It doesn't look that massive on certain photos but if you take the 360 degree tour on this site, you will see it's quite a size.

http://www.dcleisurecentres.co.uk/si...gbec/home.html

The National Lottery Heritage Funs also claims Tooting Bec is the biggest open air pool in Europe on it's website on this page under facts.

http://www.hlf.org.uk/English/MediaC.../Lido+life.htm

Although I am not really bothered about which country has the largest pool, I do not want to accussed of giving people false information. I am more pleased that these Lidos are being perserved and brought back in to use, and I would equally like to see other countries preserve their Lidos and Heritage.

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Ruislip Lido was a giant man made lake where two London Canals met, although many of the original buildings have now gone, the man made beach and lido covered 150 acres and it survives today as a nature reserve.

http://www.ruislip.co.uk/lido/lido03.htm

http://www.ruislip.co.uk/lido/

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Hackney, Droitwich, Uxbridge etc are all reopening their new restored Lidos and I am glad that many of the old Victorian Lidos now have a secure future.

Uxbridges New Lido

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