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Ipswich Flyer Online February 2020 - Broomhill Pool Project Recap
 
Jan 20, 2020
 

Ipswich Flyer Online - February 2020
Broomhill Pool Project Recap: "One of Britain’s finest and most celebrated lidos is right here in Ipswich".

https://www.flyeronline.co.uk/ipswich/february-20/

 

 
Fusion Lifestyle set up a new holding page for Broomhill Pool's official website.
 
Oct 03, 2019
 

Fusion Lifestyle have set up a new holding page for Broomhill Pool's official website.

The provisional site already has images of the restoration proposals and designs, overview about Fusion Lifestyle and their project team, plus facility for people to register interest in the project and receive future updates.

https://broomhillpool.co.uk/

 

 
Broomhill Pool to feature in V&A Exhibition
 
Jul 10, 2019
 

Broomhill Pool to feature in V&A Exhibition

 
The Broomhill Pool Trust is delighted to announce that historic 1947 film footage of Broomhill Pool, plus 2001 photographic stills of the derelict pool, are set to feature in the V&A's  "Into the Blue - the origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos".
 
The footage will be part of a collection of film excerpts showing several historic pools including New Brighton Lido and Victoria Baths in Manchester.
 
The films will be playing on a screen located on the Architecture Gallery landing as part of the display installation.
 
Broomhill Pool is also SAVE Britain's Heritage ‘Building of the Month’.
 
In June 2019 it was finally announced that a lease has been signed between Ipswich Borough Council and Fusion Lifestyle. With Heritage Lottery Funding now in place, it is intended that the pool will reopen in 2021 almost 20 years after it closed.
 
FULL DETAILS:
 
Into the Blue: the origin and revival of pools, swimming baths and lidos

FREE display – V&A + RIBA Architecture Display Gallery, Room 128a, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
20 July 2019 – 19 April 2020

For further info: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/yPn5pm9n/into-the-blue-the-origin-and-revival-of-pools-swimming-baths-and-lidos
 

 
Broomhill Pool is SAVE BRITAIN'S HERITAGE "Building of the month"
 
Jul 08, 2019
 

Broomhill Pool is SAVE BRITAIN'S HERITAGE "Building of the month" July 2019

 
https://www.savebritainsheritage.org/building-of-the-month/
 

 
BROOMHILL UPDATE - Fusion Lifetsyle presentations to Ipswich central and north west area committees
 
Jun 07, 2019
 

BROOMHILL UPDATE - Ipswich Central and Ipswich North West Area Committees received a presentation and update from Fusion Lifestyle and KLH Architects on the Broomhill Pool restoration project.

 
Broomhill Pool will reopen in 2021; the not-for-profit charity trust, Fusion-Lifestyle have raised £7M (£3.5M from HLF, £1.5M from IBC and £2.0M from themselves), they have just completed and signed a 50 year operating lease with the Borough, they have carried out numerous surveys and have listed building consent and planning permission. This has cost around £250,000. Detailed plans will now be produced by local consultants headed by KLH architects and contractors appointed.
 
It is hoped site work will start next year and the time scale is for the pool to be open for business by Spring 2021. The aim is to restore the lido to its 1938 state except that the former male changing rooms on the east side will be replaced by a two storey new build fitness suite - open all year round for viability’s sake. The clock tower, the buffet, the underwater and some overhead lighting will be restored together with the listed and unique diving boards (though only the lower boards will be able to be used for safety reasons).The water will have the chill taken off (target 80f/26C) extending seasonal operation of the pool.
 
The Pool closed in 2002 so it will have taken almost twenty years to get it restored