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TOP ARTIST CELEBRATES POOL’S PAST & FUTURE.
 
Jun 14, 2017
 

BROOMHILL POOL TRUST - PRESS RELEASE
TOP ARTIST CELEBRATES POOL’S PAST & FUTURE.

Ipswich, June 15, 2017.
 
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/designer-s-souvenir-products-give-broomhill-pool-project-fresh-boost-1-5061149
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/designer-s-souvenir-products-give-broomhill-pool-project-fresh-boost-1-5061149
 
Broomhill Pool has taken its place among Britain’s most loved locations and buildings, being immortalised by illustrator Dave Thompson.
 
Thompson’s work revisits a classic era of poster design, recreated in the vibrant tones of 1950s travel art. Ipswich’s Grade II lido has been added to his portfolio, with a design that captures the pool’s glorious past and exciting future.
 
Dave Thompson said: “I’ve really enjoyed illustrating such an iconic building and it is pleasing to add another Lido to my collection”. Thompson consulted the Broomhill Pool Trust about the lido’s past, plus local firm KLH Architects - who is project lead for the pool’s restoration - for its future design. The image therefore unites the pool’s opening in 1938 and its planned restoration in 2018/2019. Fusion Lifestyle, the registered charity that is spearheading the proposals, will be shortly be submitting their second stage application for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the application for planning permission for the project. Brockwell Park Lido run by Fusion Lifestyle has previously featured in Thompson’s work.
 
Alan Wilkinson, Lead Architect at KLH Architects, Ipswich said “Dave’s image of the Broomhill lido is an evocative and heart-warming tribute to this beautiful Ipswich asset,  I am going to put a print on my Xmas list!”
 
Mark Ling, Chairman of the Broomhill Pool Trust said “Dave’s work is a real “Who’s who” of Britain’s top landmarks. This is a stunning design and a real coup for Ipswich”.
 
The new Broomhill Pool design is available to purchase as a print or in an extensive range of merchandise at www.DaveThompsonArt.co.uk. Needham Market based Star Editions Ltd is the global art distributor handling Thompson’s portfolio, along with many other notable artists. Star Editions are hoping to find numerous local shops and outlets to help distribute the products locally.
 
Will Marston, CEO of Star Editions added “Star Editions were delighted to be able to work in partnership with Dave Thompson and Broomhill Pool Trust. As a Suffolk based manufacturer the project appealed both for the company, and on a personal level as well, (as I remember swimming there!). And even more so, in being able to play, even just a small part, in bringing this iconic Lido back to life”.
 
Please note all images are © Dave Thompson
 

 
Broomhill Pool Restoration Project - Public Consultation
 
May 06, 2017
 

Broomhill Pool Restoration Project - Public Consultation

at Castle Hill Community Centre this Saturday 6th May 10-16:00

 

PLEASE COME AND VIEW THE PROPOSALS: YOUR CHANCE TO SUPPORT and HAVE YOUR SAY on the final stages. 

Online Survey : https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KY5GZ25.

 
The full design proposals for the restored Broomhill Pool will be put on display at Castle Hill Community Centre on Highfield Road later today, where it will remain until 4pm on May 6. Members of the public will be invited in for a day of consultation on May 6 from 10am to 4pm, where representatives from Fusion and KLH will be on hand to answer any questions about their proposals.
 

 
 Step forward for Broomhill Lido project
 
Apr 26, 2017
 
This week, Fusion Lifestyle – the leading registered charity providing quality sport, leisure and fitness activities to local communities – announces a major step forward in their exciting plans to restore and redevelop Broomhill Lido, the historic grade II listed pool on Sherrington Road, Ipswich.
 
Fusion is now in the final stages of preparing their second stage application for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the application for planning permission for the project. As part of this work, Fusion is working with local firm KLH Architects to consult on their design proposals and is inviting local people to review and provide their feedback on the plans.
 
The design proposals will be put on display at Broomhill Library from 12.00noon on Friday 28th April until 4.00pm on Wednesday 3rd May. The display will then be moved to the Castle Hill Community Centre on Highfield Road where it will remain until 4.00pm on Saturday 6th May.
 
Members of the public will be invited in for a day of consultation on 6th May from 10.00am to 4.00pm, where representatives from Fusion and KLH will be on hand to answer any questions about their proposals.
Residents will also be able to participate in an on-line survey. (Further details of this will be provided by Fusion in due course).
 
Tim Mills of Fusion Lifestyle said “This is a particularly important time for the project as we put the finishing touches to our planning application and the final funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Our previous consultations have shown that this project enjoys the support of many Ipswich residents and this is the last chance for people to express that support before the HLF considers Fusion’s proposal”.
 
Mark Ling, Chair of the Broomhill Pool Trust, long-term lobbyists and supporters of the restoration project said ““Lidos are enjoying a renaissance and Ipswich has one of Britain’s finest. Fusion has an exceptional track record of restoring and operating listed lidos. We are confident that they will deliver a scheme that is popular locally and celebrated nationally.”.

•Picture supplied by KLH Architects
 

 
 Broomhill Pool featured in Ipswich Star/EADT "Ipswich icons"
 
Jan 28, 2017
 

Broomhill Pool featured in Ipswich Icons

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ipswich_icons_broomhill_pool_was_a_lido_so_full_of_life_1_4864043

Note: correction: should read Broomhill is just one of 16 listed lidos in Britain (13 in England, two in Scotland, one in Wales).
 

 
HISTORIC POOLS OF BRITAIN - 2016 Round Up.
 
Jan 06, 2017
 

HISTORIC POOLS OF BRITAIN - 2016 Round Up.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ipswich's Grade II listed Broomhill Pool is a proud founding member of Historic Pools of Britain.

2016 marks the first full year of Historic Pools of Britain; it's been a year that's seen both excitement and disappointment for pools across the nation. What has been very clear is the nation's passion for historic pools and the need for representation, so we are extremely grateful for your support. Collectively we are starting to make our voices heard and are enjoying the benefits of learning from each other, and we look forward to continuing this work in 2017.


Read the national round up, by clicking the link below:

http://eepurl.com/cunJi5